Friday, October 12, 2012

Word and Deed

The word of St. Augustine below touched me deeply this morning and I will try to keep his word in my heart while carrying out my mission tasks i.e. giving witnesses to Christ’s gospel of salvation to all the people I can reach.

Preach everywhere you go...and when necessary use words.
-St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo Regius, 354 – 430 A.D.

Lord Jesus said in, Mark 14:6-9;

“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. She did what she could. She poured perfume on My body beforehand to prepare for My burial. I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

Christ poured out His soul unto death for us, and should we think anything too precious for Him?

Let us give Him the precious ointment of our best affections?  Let us love Him with all the heart, though it is common for zeal and affection to be misunderstood and blamed; and remember that charity to the poor will not excuse any from particular acts of piety to the Lord Jesus.

Covetousness was Judas’ master lust, and he betrayed Him to the sin of betraying his Master; the devil suited his temptation to that, and so conquered him.

Christ commended this woman’s pious attention to the notice of believers in all ages. Those who honor Christ He will honor.

Lord Jesus, I did not give to You the most precious affection of me. Please forgive me. Let me give my whole being to You only.

Please accept me as I am. Mold me suited to your call for Your Kingdom on earth. Amen.

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