21.6.05

Doing Good

God is good all the time, everything he does is good. Jesus came and showed us the father; he only did what he saw his father doing. Peter said of Christ "He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil." Everything Jesus did was good, and a reflection of his father who only does what is good.

Now we as the Church, are Christ's ambassadors, his body, his representation on the earth. The scriptures tell us that we are "Created in Christ Jesus to do good works" and exhort us to "Do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." Sometimes Christians are derogatively called "Do-gooders", but that is what we are! We do good, because we belong to a God who only does what is good.

That's the theory. But what counts is the practice. We are created for "Good works" not just "Good words!" So how do we put this into practice? If you have some practical examples of how to share God's love in good deeds, or things that you have done that have had a positive response why not share them here?

1 comment:

Chris HH said...

This is something really simple and easy. I took a cafetiere to work so I could make some nice coffee. Every time I make myself a cup, I make one for one of my co-workers.

It's just something small - but its doing good.