August 20



UN-NOTICED SAINTS
Flowers?
That too but in the center of The Garden is
Christ Himself. Let's join Him.
When we were kids we played games
many of which included the good guys and the bad guys.
I suppose there were nicer games to play
but often we would be running after each other,
the good guys chasing the bad guys or vice versa.
That idea of good guys and bad guys
somehow sticks with us but more often than not
we don't really know who are the good guys and who the bad.
In the Bible we notice God sees not as people see.
People see the externals and make their judgements accordingly
but God looks into the heart of each of us.
He knows our background and can judge justly,
not as people see and judge.
You want an example?
Okay, take the story of the prodigal son.
The second son went off and did some pretty bad things
but was sorrowful and repented.
The eldest son stayed around on the farm,
seemed to be really good.
"Look, all these years I served you
and not once did I disobey your orders......"
That part was good but he could not accept or forgive
his brother who did wrong but repented.
So who ends up the good guy and who the bad?
God knows.
Thank God He is the judge of us and not people.
God knows the inner workings of our hearts,
what the background of each is.
He can see right into our past and into our hearts.
Sometimes the not-so-good guys
actually turn out to be better
than the so-called good guys.
Today's Keyword
"JESUS SAID,
FATHER...I THANK YOU
BECAUSE YOU HAVE SHOWN TO THE UNLEARNED
WHAT YOU HAVE HIDDEN FROM THE WISE AND LEARNED"
Have another great day
and hope to see you tomorrow.
Father Peter