Source As I grow closer to God and follow His ways I have to guard myself from a holier than thou attitude. I have to remember how far from God I've been in my life. Years ago and just yesterday. I am a sinner and I will always be a sinner. I am and will never be any better than those who do not know God. God loves us all the same whether we know him, follow him or not. He doesn't want me to look down on others as I follow Him.
I have a calling to dress more modestly. I’m struggling with this a bit. The more you reject modern wordly culture and cling to what you believe God wants, the more odd you seem. I remember when I would see Jehovah Witnesses standing at the subway evangelizing. I would think they were weird, afraid they would try to convert me. Now they look like normal people. They look to me like Christians, the women wearing long skirts. I have changed.
But you know what, even if it isn’t easy to dress modestly, even if we do stand out and look different than everyone around us, that is okay! We are not supposed to look like the rest of world. Romans 12:2 says:
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”
What does it mean to be holy? For me it means being closer and closer to God. God is holy and if we focus on Him, follow his ways, and put him first. We are holy too. It’s as simple as that!
A saint is a person with an exceptional degree of holiness. In Christianity, saint has a wide variety of meanings: a believer who is “in Christ” and in whom Christ dwells, Christians that are in heaven, holy people who live extraordinary lives, or a person who has responded to God’s invitation to use his or her unique gifts.
God calls each one of us to be a saint. Be a saint!
By the way, St. Patrick is one of my favorite saints. I love how he looks a little black here. :)
Source We fall in love with things and people And inevitably Things change And end People age and die Jobs come and go Friends move and drift away That favorite shirt loses a button and Eventually wears away Life is a constant changing Ebbing and flowing Beginning and ending Beginning kisses Ending kisses It is hard to say goodbye And yet goodbye is the most useful word We will ever learn
Beauty can be a blessing or a curse. It’s all in how you use it. Are you using your beauty for good?
A gentle and quiet spirit has imperishable beauty and is precious in God’s sight.
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.