27 Sep

Here's a suggested behaviour that will be good for all of us.

"Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God."(Romans 15:7)

How did Christ accept you and me?  one word!  Forgiveness!  It required 'acceptance' of his free gift of salvation and our turning from sin, constantly turning.  The Bible teaches that there are two destinations for all men, women and children.  Just TWO eternal homes.  The majority will fail to accept the right one and that makes me very sad. Our behaviour toward each other today indicates this to be true.  We are so caught up in "things and issues" that we fail to take care of our 'eternal lives'.  It only takes one simple act of faith and repentance and is so simple it is ignored by human intellect.  We are witnessing prevailing sin nature every day in America.  Acts of violence and anarchy prevail.  unfortunately it is totally due to failure of home, school and church.  All our energy wasted in social issues and racial differences will be the detriment to most people.  Education has failed to teach integrity and honor.  Selfies have taken our focus away from 'neighbourliness' and this BLM movement will bring about national division, thus weakening the very moral fibre of a Godly nation.  The verse from Romans is worth repeating, "Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God". We can never bring about trouble for another once Jesus Christ resides in our heart, NEVER!  You want Peace?  Only Jesus can bring it about in each of our hearts.  So, let's Accept one another.

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my little corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.


James G Austin, '69

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