Sunday, June 29, 2008

Seeking Christ in you...

So many people are still hurting each and everyday. I know I might have written about this in the past, but it never ceases to amaze me at the amount of people, Church Folk, Catholics, who are hurting. So many people in need of love, healing, mercy, people just needing to be loved.

Mother Teresa said it best, "You can save someones soul, with just a smile." How many of us really understand this? Could it really be that easy? Try it sometime. While I was walking in New York last week, I was surrounded by the hustle and bustle of one of the worlds busiest cities. People walking the streets with cell phones attached to their ears or ear plugs for ipods and MP3 players. People "in their own zone" walking, and when you take time out to actually acknowledge someone, e.g. giving another guy the head nod "wassup nod", they are shocked and amazed that someone made contact with them.

We lock ourselves away in our own little virtual worlds, addicted to the Internet, where we can be someone else who we fantasize of being, living a lie, we leave the Internet and enter the MP3/iPod world, until we reach our next destination and log in. Do we ever take time to stop and smell the roses? Do we ever take time to stop and acknowledge Christ when He is trying to make contact with us, or are we locked away in a virtual world, on a call, "Jesus, hit me back in a few minutes when I am done with this call..."

We must see the face of Christ in everyone we meet. We must strive to seek out the Least, Lost and Most abandoned of the world. When we do this, we might be surprised to see some of the least, lost and most hurting, right in our own parishes and/or Church communities.

Let us strive to stop, smell the roses, seek the face of Christ in others and allow the Holy Spirit to bless us for doing God's Will, in our daily lives. Remember, "YOU can save someones life...with just a smile!" Peace 2 U!

Qorban Ministries - "KEEP ON KEEPIN ON!"

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