Smile on?

September 16, 2020

 

 

My friend, may I ask you a question? When it comes to sure things, ought a Christian be skeptical of the good we can do when we believe in God’s goodness?

 

My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m M. Clifford Brunner?

 

“It’s a sure thing!” That’s what the man passing out the flyers on a nearby downtown street corner told me as I passed him on my way to the office. I stopped to find out what I might possibly be missing if I kept on walking. “It’s really going to happen!” the man told me as I grasped the dog-eared flyer from his outstretched hand. The headline on the flyer read: “If you vote for ‘so-and-so’ it’s a guarantee that great things will happen.” (Ten items were bulleted.) I looked at the man, smiled and wondered how anyone could believe such an unconditional promise from anyone running for office. 

 

When it comes to sure things, ought a Christian be skeptical of the good we can do when we believe in God’s goodness? 

 

Joseph Mazella writes: “I have a friend who is a rich investor. He doesn’t wear thousand dollar suits, however. I have never seen him in anything but old blue jeans. He doesn’t drive an expensive car either. He doesn’t live in some fancy mansion on a hill. You see my friend is an investor in goodness. He doesn’t earn any money from it, but the dividends he receives make him one of the richest men I know. I remember the hug he got once when he helped an elderly lady jump- start her car. It was priceless. I remember the smile he got from a young boy after he fixed the boy’s bicycle. It was worth a fortune. I remember the warm thanks he got when he helped a poor family repair their home before Winter arrived. It was a treasure beyond compare. My friend never hoards the wealth he gets back from his ‘good’ investments, either. He just keeps reinvesting them in his community everyday of his life. (Joseph Mazella) 

 

You and I ought to intend to make as many of these kind of investments as we can every chance we get. There’s no risk involved either. Henry David Thoreau said, “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” Invest in some goodness today. Help a neighbor. Share some laughter with your friends. Give a smile to everyone you meet. Take your wealth of love, joy, and oneness with God and invest it in everything you do. I guarantee you that the return on your investments will be incredible and your compound interest will be out of this world. You might even become a goodness billionaire. The true riches of this world and the next world really are the goodness that we invest in others. And that’s a sure thing! 

 

We pray. Heavenly Father. We know that we should make kind investments of goodness every chance we get. There’s no risk and no reason not to.“Goodness indeed is the only investment that never fails.” Help us Lord to invest in some goodness today with everyone we meet. May we help a neighbor, share some laughter with our friends, give a smile to everyone we meet. Forgive us Lord when we do not take the wealth of love, joy, and oneness we have with You and invest it in everything we do. We know that the return on our investment will be incredible and Your compound interest will be out of this world. Make us a goodness billionaire. The true riches of this world and the next world really are the goodness that we invest in others. And that’s a sure thing! In Jesus name we pray. Amen! 

 

Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.

 

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<thispassingday@gmail.com> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.

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