Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Children of God

If you consider that He is righteous, you also know that everyone who acts in righteousness is begotten by Him. 1 John 2:29

We are all children of God. We were all begotten by Him. He is our Creator. And because He is our Creator, we must follow all of His rules. That's what our Bibles are for. I have just recently started picking up my Bible more and reading it, whether I think I'm going to understand it or not. Because after all, Mother Angelica tells us that we don't have to be brilliant to be faithful. In reading the Bible, I am learning a lot about His rules. I used to be quite confused about how to live, and if I was doing the right thing. Apparently I wasn't doing the right thing because my life seemed to be in a lot of turmoil. Fighting, arguing, irritability....

But now that I have come to terms with my role in this world as a child of God, a wife, and a mother, I am more at peace. He is my Father. My ultimate Father. THE ONE I have to answer to. If I am living a lawless life, a life full of sin, I am making Him sad. If I live a life of righteousness by His definition, then all of Heaven is singing in praise and happinness! Don't we want to make our Father happy? Of course we do! Reading the Bible and following all parts according to Him will bring us closer to Him as His child.

Dear Lord, I pray that I will be able to live a life full of righteousness as you have defined for me.


SaChay said...

I should have waited on this post! lol It has answered all my questions, and I believe we are in search of the same things!

Karen said...

Yes I think we are! It's funny how little we know of each other's faiths!! My sister-in-law used to be a Protestant and I learn a lot from her about those beliefs and how they are different from my own. I like to know about others. It keeps us in check doesn't it?!

SaChay said...

Yes it does!