Galatians 6:1-10: Doing Good
If we are to pay our taxes and tithes as Jesus tells us, if we are to allow Christ to transform the stones we want to throw into stepping stones that save us from drowning, we may want again review the rules for the road we journey with Christ.
My friends, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right; but you must do it in a gentle way . . . Keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too.
We listen to Jesus who brings us the fullness of the Law of Love.
Help carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obey the law of Christ.
We live the meekness of Christ to guard against the lure of pride.
If you think you are something when you really are nothing, you are only deceiving yourself.
We remember that God is the ultimate and only judge of our hearts.
You should each judge your own conduct. If it is good, then you can be proud of what you yourself have done, without having to compare it with what someone else has done.
We share the Good News humbly, gently and persistently.
If you are being taught the Christian message, you should share all the good things you have with your teacher.
We remember that God is in charge.
Do not deceive yourselves; no one makes a fool of God. You will reap exactly what you plant.
We believe that we reap what we sow.
If you plant in the field of your natural desires, from it you will gather the harvest of death; if you plant in the field of the Spirit, from the Spirit you will gather the harvest of eternal life.
We understand that we become weary from our determined striving through Christ.
So let us not become tired of doing good; for if we do not give up, the time will come when we will reap the harvest.
We honor our relationship with God by doing good for and to others.
So then, as often as we have the chance, we should do good to everyone.
We reflect today on these reminders of the Rules for the Road in our journey with Christ.