What’s the Difference?
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus was teaching about our acts of service before him and asked the disciples, “And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?” (Mat 5:47 NIV). He also goes on to caution us to not do our acts of charity to be seen of men, but that is another thought for meditation.
Recently I had occasion to talk with a woman who was doing volunteer work with some Burmese refugees for her local Mormon “church”. When she heard that I had been helping with the Burmese at our church, she said “We are the same, both helping our church.”
This comment has caused me to meditate on this subject. What is the difference between the efforts of this lady and myself? I invite your comments. Read some of my previous postings and then participate in this discussion.