Extending Peace to the people who need it most. In the following article we will explore how to bring peace and love to the beings of light around us.
"Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times." Matthew 18:21-22
As human beings, we possess a unique and powerful ability: the ability to create a level playing field for all people.
How can we bring peace to those who need it most? If we can reflect on our interaction with others and the importance of God's presence in all of this, we will find unique spaces and opportunities in our daily lives to draw closer to the Holy Spirit.
In our busy daily lives, we often find ourselves caught up in a routine that drives us forward, like a desperate flock rushing towards its daily plate of food. But have we ever stopped to contemplate our surroundings?
"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love." 2 Peter 1:5-7
The breakneck pace at which we live is unhealthy and constantly pushes us into an endless race. This blindness prevents us from seeing what is going on around us, the things that really matter and deserve our attention.
However, sometimes we come across people who have experienced adversity, who are living the consequences of a life they may not have planned or imagined. In those moments, let us remember the example that Jesus gave us on the Cross, an example that should inspire us every day.
As long as we do not turn our attention to those who need help the most, we will not be able to fulfill the mission that God has entrusted to us. The question we must ask ourselves is: "How can I help?". Often, a simple gesture, such as a compassionate look, a financial help, a meal, or a word of encouragement, can make a difference and make us feel that we are following the guidance of our Heavenly Father.
"And the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." Luke 3:22
In times of doubt, we turn to the Word of God, because He alone understands the human being like no one else and always has an answer for everything. As we reflect on this subject, we must recognize that we have lost sight of the true purpose of our existence.
Our values have been distorted by various factors that lead us to be more concerned with our own goals than with the welfare of our fellow man. These attitudes are not worthy of God's children and often generate negative feelings such as arrogance and greed.
"This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other." Zechariah 7:9-10
It is critical to remember how God helped us when we were like beggars in need of His love and grace. God extended His healing hand and opened His heart to welcome us in times of need. Therefore, when we face difficult situations, we should ask ourselves, "What would God do in this case?"
This question will guide us towards the path of compassion, love and mutual help, thus building a new and positive life in line with the divine will.
Remember that Jesus approached Earth seeking to open the hearts of the Heavenly Father's sons and daughters. Never forget that the Son of God was among mortals guiding and giving eternal teachings.