Doers of the Word
How much oil do YOU have?
When they asked Gandhi what his message was, he said, “My life is my message.”
St. Francis of Assisi is reputed to have said, “Preach the Gospel. Use words if necessary.”
The last words of the Buddha to his followers were, “Be light unto yourself.”
Martin Luther cautioned, “You are going to die alone. You had better believe alone.”
Angelus Silesius asked, “What good if Gabriel hails the Virgin and does not hail me?”
Anyone alive in the 1960’s said, “Walk the talk.”
In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus says, “Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I myself shall become that person, and the hidden things will be revealed to him” (GT 108).
There is a brief but hard-hitting story:
A man knocks on a door. The voice from inside says, “Who is it?” The man says, “It is your countryman.” The voice behind the door says, “There is no one here.”
The man wanders for a year, returns to the door, and knocks a second time. The voice from inside says, “Who is it?” the man says, “It is your brother.” The voice behind the door says, “There is no one here,”
The man wanders for a year, returns to the door, and knocks a third time. The voice from inside says, “Who is it?” The man says, “It is you.”
The door opens.
“Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” Matthew 7:21
Orthodoxy is believing the right things and saying them in the Credo. Orthopraxis is doing the right things stated in Luke 6:27-38! * Amar a (N), que esta sufriendo mucho. * Servir a (N), pues me necesita. * Ser paciente con (N) que me desespera. * Aceptar las limitaciones de (N), lo que me es dificil. * Perdonar a (N) aunque me sea dificil. * Animar a (N) quien esta deprimido/a. * Dar esperanza a (N) por la situacion que vive. Which one of the two “O’s” have you forgotten?