Friday, April 2, 2010

A Goat or a Sheep, I Think We Should All Remember This

Good Evening to All!

I was reading and participating in a very wise friend's Blog Frog Discussion. Her discussion was "I think we should remember this." The topic of her discussion was remembering to forgive one another before it's too late. I won't give her post or discussion away, but it's very good so you ought to check out Redhead Riter's blog.

Anyway, I told her in the discussion that I was going to take her idea and run with it, only with another take on the topic.

Her Title was "I Think We Should All Remember This." Well, so do I, but I have one occasion in mind at this time. Most of the time, we are all busy and wrapped up in our own little lives, thinking about strictly our own families, but what about doing something out of the ordinary this year? Easter is coming quickly, and what better way to remember our Savior and what He did for us than doing something special in His name on this special day? I know that when the following verses were spoken, Our Lord was talking about Judgment Day, separating the Sheep from the Goats, but I can't help thinking that it could be applied to us today as a "special gift to our Lord.

31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

I chose this particular picture of sheep because of the "black sheep". My first thought when I saw this picture was the perception of us when we see people. Our first thought is to keep our distance if we see people dressed differently, or people standing on street corners or homeless people. God loves us ALL! We are not separated by "class" or color, or any other way, so why should we separate us? We should look at each other as humans. Some in more dire circumstances than others. Just because they may not have clean clothes, or a clean body does not mean their heart is any different than ours. We are just blessed with a home, employment, and food. Please be mindful of these scriptures this Sunday, as you leave Church in your new Easter Clothes to go out to an Easter Feast at your favorite restaurant or family get together. Do something nice for someone, you WILL be Blessed.

Good Night and May God Bless!


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