Blogging about life at a Benedictine monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
What Would Jesus Do?
Photo by S. Karen Streveler
“And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us”. John 1:14.
Our God loved us so much as tobecome
human, live among us and die for us. What a magnanimous, powerful and loving
deed!How can I ever fathom such
Jesus was put to death
on a cross experiencing rejection, humility and excruciating pain. “Greater love has no one than this that
one lay down his life for his friends. John 17:19” And the words that came from
the cross were “Father forgive them, they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34
God will never stop
loving you, me and every person in the world just as we are.I can respond to that love by reaching out to
Moreover, Jesus taught
us how to live. When caught in a dilemma, I can now say, “What Would Jesus Do? (WWJD)”.
For example, I’m in a situation where I don’t know because I am driving to the
hospital to be with my dying father when I am the first to come upon an
accident where immediate help is needed. WWJD? Or, I am visiting a group of friends who constantly
carry on with gossiping about others. WWJD??
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