Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Do you believe?

Are you a Christian?  How does one know?  We have been told our entire life to choose Jesus, to say the sinners prayer.  For many it has become a transaction - a punch my ticket for heaven and I am in.

Thomas Keating suggests that "The fruits are the first indication of our transformation in Christ."  This means that the sign that you are a Christian is not that you said a prayer or came to the front or put a bumper sticker on your car, but the signs/fruit of the Christian are:

Love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.  May we all be praying for more of these characteristics to come to life in our daily transactions with others.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

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