Show Mercy And Have Compassion On Christmas And Always

And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.  (Jude 1:22-23)

I wonder how many Christians work in an environment where employees who work together, work for the same company, work for the same cause, and sometime even in the same office, but find themselves fighting one another for promotions and positions.  It appears to be a cut throat mentality.  It is a mentality that says I’ve got mine, you get yours the best way you can, but if you get in my way, expect to get run over.  It is an attitude of me, my, and mine.  I would venture to say that at times, this attitude will find it’s way into the household of faith.  But we as children of light are to be concerned and compassionate about those who have not made it to where God has brought us.  On this day that we celebrate the birth of our risen Savior, let us remember the compassion He had on mankind.  He could have left us to eternal damnation, but because of His love and His compassion, He died in our stead.  He came to this earth in the form of man and suffered persecution for our sake.  Therefore, we ought not to criticize those who have not been saved, but with compassion and with fear, do all we can to offer them the saving grace of Jesus Christ.  Satan desires to have each of them for his kingdom.  But Jesus has saved us from death that we might live to Him and live for Him.  He places us back among those we left that we might witness to them and make a difference in their life.  We are to, with compassion, do what we can to pull them out of the fire, and out of Satan’s grasp.  With our true witness, we might just snatch them from the jaws of hell.  Jude says make a difference.  Have you made a difference in anyone’s life lately.  Show mercy and have compassion.  Merry Christmas, (Merry Christ’s Mass) to you all.

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