God sees us – Be kind

08/05/2012

I saw that - God

“That best portion of a good man’s life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” ~William Wordsworth

“Though it is possible to utter words only with the intention to fulfill the will of God, it is very difficult not to think about the impression which they will produce on men and not to form them accordingly. But deeds you can do quite unknown to men, only for God. And such deeds are the greatest joy that a man can experience.” ~Leo Tolstoy

“God knows what you’ve been doing, everything you’ve been doing. You may fool me, but you can’t fool God!” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”

God knows everything we do (or don’t do) so let’s remember to be kind.
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Luke 12:7 posterThe Parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37, New International Version (NIV)

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus.

“Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” He replied, “How do you read it?”

The man answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

In reply Jesus said:
“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

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23 responses to God sees us – Be kind

  1. 

    Nicely written. It is interesting isn’t it about God’s love, I mean. It’s so simple and pure. He gives his love freely, watches over us carefully and all we need to do is remember same and do the best we can to make him proud of us and our thoughts and actions. Just my take on things. I love this post! 🙂

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      Thank you so much Penny. And I enjoy how you put it here, how God’s love is so simple and pure, and all we need to do is offer the same as best we can, and do what we can with our thoughts and actions to show that love. Thanks again for this delightful comment! Hugs, Gina 🙂

  2. 
    emocrippled 08/06/2012 at 2:14 am

    Reblogged this on emocrippled.

  3. 

    This was a terrific post! This has always been one of my favorite stories in the bible. I love your quotes throughout your post and how well you explained the meanings. Thank you for sharing!
    Christina

  4. 

    Hello Judy ~ you are so sweet and generous. Thank you for including my humble blog in your lists! 🙂

  5. 

    Thankyou for reminding us. Reminds me of Mother Theresa’s words of “meeting the need presented”. Its always our opportunity to serve God through each and every person I feel.

  6. 

    Spectacular post!

  7. 

    Of course. All your posts are spectacular!

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      *blush* You are incredibly kind to share such praise, although I think I know what you mean because that is exactly how I feel about your spectacular posts!
      Love and light to you sweet MoJo, Gina

  8. 

    A couple reminders I keep in my heart all the time…

    A blind person asked St. Anthony, “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied, “Yes, losing your vision!”

    Prayer is not a spare wheel that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a steering wheel that directs the right path throughout.

    You are wonderful Gina.
    xo
    R

    • 

      Rhonda, my dear friend, your comments are as inspiring to me as your wonderful blog! Such truth you’ve shared, that it can always be worse so remember our blessings. And your example of prayer not being a spare wheel but rather a steering wheel ~ I love that! This reminds me of the saying, Don’t tell God you have big problems, tell your problems you have a big God!
      Your wonderful kindness and friendship warms my heart.
      Blessings, Gina

  9. 
    George Hayward 08/10/2012 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful! I love the story of the good Samaritan, and I especially love the pin photo at the top! Funny, yet profound.

    • 

      Thank you George! I also love this parable, and the pin is great isn’t it? That’s why I included a link at the bottom of the post in case anyone wants to purchase one. Like you said, funny but profound!

  10. 

    Reblogged this on Professions for PEACE and commented:

    In contemplating world peace, I recalled this post from months ago and wanted to share it again. Tolstoy’s wise words ring so true in my mind: “But deeds you can do quite unknown to men, only for God. And such deeds are the greatest joy that a man can experience.” Whatever you call God, Infinite Intelligence, the One Source, that profound love within your heart is something we all share and can connect with to help bring peace on earth, here and now. Namaste.

  11. 

    Thank you for re-sharing these important words of wisdom. Whether one does kindness for one’s God, one’s neighbor, or one’s self, the world becomes an even better place.

    Russ