How Now

Joan Winifred

Who, what, where…do i really care??..doesn’t matter who–doesn’t matter what–doesn’t matter where…the how and the now do matter…with my limited yet ever-changing-progressing knowledge/understanding, with my limited yet-ever-changing-progressing faith/value system, with my limited yet-ever-changing-progressing ability/strength…”how” do i use my power of choice –NOW?! Compassionately/Lovingly?

HOW am i living NOW?!

“So, then, let us pursue the things making for peace and the things that build one another up.” (Romans 14:19)

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels but do not have love, I have become a clanging gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and understand all the sacred secrets and all knowledge, and if I have all the faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” (1 Corinthian 13:2)

“For, indeed, the body is made up not of one member but of many. 16  And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am no part of the body,” that does not make it no part of the body. 17  If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If it were all hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 18  […] the body is one but has many members, and all the members of that body, although many, are one body, […] For, indeed, the body is made up not of one member but of many.  If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am no part of the body,” […] arranged each of the body members just as he pleased. If they were all the same member, where would the body be?20  But now they are many members, yet one body. 21  The eye cannot say to the hand, “I do not need you,” or again, the head cannot say to the feet, “I do not need you.” 22  On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are necessary, and the parts of the body that we think to be less honorable we surround with greater honor, so our unseemly parts are treated with greater modesty, 24  whereas our attractive parts do not need anything. Nevertheless, God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that had a lack, so that there should be no division in the body, but its members should have mutual concern for one another. If one member suffers, all the other members suffer with it; or if a member is glorified, all the other members rejoice with it.” (1 Corinthians 12:14-24)

The generous person will prosper, And whoever refreshes others will himself be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25)

How: Compassion Now: Compassion

(published 11/15/15 @ 11:47 a.m.)