Monday, January 07, 2013

Praying for Faith, Hope and a Love of Charity in 2013

2013 looks to be a most positive brand new year indeed, markets high, profits wide and business already gaining on the work given, we have so much to be thankful for and yet we still wish or want more. But when does that want become a need, a need for greed in the most materialistic measure allowable on earth, in a world which will not limit us if we want way more. I look at this year and believe its motto already can be found, when one looks up the book of 1 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 13 from the Holy Bible best read in seasoned Shakespearean speak from the King James Version, "And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three, but the greatest of these is charity."

Charity, thinking and doing for the other brother, or sister, or another mother, or mister, showing love, giving and friendship, which mimics the greater love already given to us from Him. Further to it, the international law known as the Golden Rule, gives us a maxim in the ethic of reciprocity by either positively doing unto others as you would like to be done by or negatively not doing unto others as you would not like to be done by. Loving one another, helping those in need and not hindering those who bleed, keep us closer to Him in our quest to copy and be more like.

1Cor.13:13 in 2013 is a goal, though impossible to maintain perfectly, can become one we continue progressively working forward in, looking out for the other, not our selves. Not that it should be the reason for thinking, doing or being, as doing what is right should be motivation enough, but one does seem to be more blessed when they become a blessing for others around, which is just a bonus for doing what one should continuously do. As always be blessed by change creating challenges continually, these are those constantly opened windows of opportunity alround us that all we need to do is have confidence enough to jump though and seize the day, so I pray that all receive their chance at a choice for change, holding up high faith, hope and a love of charity, so we can all enjoy this brand new year forever together.