Personalism And The Gospel

I do not believe man can make a just good society. His advancement has been in technology and knowledge. The Gospel message in not to change the world but to receive Christ in our life and prepare for eternal life.
To me we have very little advancement. I will vote and fight greed by universal Christian ideals but in no way do I believe that we can over come the devil in this dispensation. The reality is we are heading toward war. “If those days were not shortened no flesh would be saved.” Matt 28: 21

My Christian humanism is certainly an embrace of personalism and a belief in free will but it is not a projection of idealism that overlaps politically into a totally free society, because of Christianity causing us to work for justice. God will bring eschatological change not movements of men inspired by Christianity. With that being said we still must try to help people, Gandhi said “people who are religious and know nothing of politics know nothing of religion”. I like this! I believe helping people is important on all levels. The balance is the key. I need to put the ever-lasting kingdom of God first, while doing good while I am here.
Many movements become too secular and loose the vital spiritual transcendence necessary for moral and inertia. Everything becomes the here and now with no heaven and hell while other movements and churches become all heaven. Balance and individuality is the key.
I am a Christian and saved by the sacrifice of Christ dying on the cross and justifying me. I know I cannot earn heaven by good works, rituals or so called Holy rites. I also know that to love the Lord with my whole heart mind and strength and my neighbor as myself is the law and the prophets. “The least you do to one of these you do onto me” the Lord said. While I sojourn here helping people is part of my faith. Some situations require organizations like the Red Cross or Amnesty International or earthquakes and emergency situations etc.
I will always try to help the human race without being naive. Teaching people to try to change things they cannot only leads to frustration and despair. Doing what we can doesn’t mean we don’t have hope in the future. The fine line of hope, balance, faith and realism is vital.

by Joseph Narusiewicz

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‘…now only I realized that I was in the total darkness // beneath the sun and moon.'…’ Wonderful paradox…darkness of eye or heart? …enjoyed but requires pondering…is it injustice? TEN Ms. Nivedita UK
Still thinking about this! Seeing a fire-fly one night in his prison cell, he scribbled on the wall: 'Before tomorrow comes to extinguish even the darkness around the moon and stars, I see the world by your faint light.'
As i get older i see things i missed on my way through life, not that thay was not there i just did not have the time to look.And this man had just found the time.Take care Roy.
Why is it that when our life is threatened we can see what life is worth and really is about A painfully beautiful poem The fire-fly knows what we are too blind to see...Wishing you a day full of joy-Pia
Or even (I am still thinking about this - forgive me) : One night in the prison cell, seeing a fire-fly like an ambulance, he scribbled on the wall: Before tomorrow comes to extinguish even the darkness around moon and stars, I am seeing the world with your faint light.
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