Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Living Inside a Circle

The "church" is actually here on earth to help people. We shouldn't have welfare and food stamps. It is not the government's job to care for widows and orphans, that's what we Christians are called to do.

In Bible times, one way God told His people to care for others is by leaving the corners of their fields. Leviticus 23:22 says this, "22 “‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the Lord your God.’”

This circle within a square is an illustration of how they might have left the edges of their fields for others to gather. This means they were living off of the middle of their crops.

Most people are good. You do not have to be a Christian to be a good person. Some times, we do not help others like we should though. If you haven't done anything in the last 30 days to make someone else's life better, why not?

What can happen is life gets busy and we have "white noise" as Shane called it. This matter here is more important, that situation over there needs to be handled, and we end up not helping anyone because we are bogged down in other stuff.

When you live within your circle, you are helping others. Shane asked a math person to come up with a percentage of how much is in the circle. It's 79%. So, living off of 79% should be enough. I will go into more detail tomorrow on this.

Today, help someone! Do something nice. Maybe even a random act of kindness. It just might make the day of a person who is struggling. Live in your circle. Notice people around you and don't let the white noise keep you busy.

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