Essentials Week 3

The nature of God
1. God created the Earth, and He gave us the creation for our use. The human being has transformed the sorroundings with something that makes us different from the other beings on Earth: our concept of art and our sense of beauty. We received a hard lesson when we lost paradise, working to get food and else, but we have the amazing hability to transform bad things into good situations. We’ve learned to turn the hard work into beautiful enterprises, and we’ve reached a different kind of perfection. We can see it on Michael Angelo´s works, or listen to it at Bach’s or Mozart’s beautiful songs, or simply take a walk and see how the people is transforming their world, customizing it and making it more in accordance to their own vision of beauty.
We all are co-creators of this world if we think of it as a customization of it. We by ourselves will never create life, but we can make it more comfortable.

2. Aristotle said: “Zoon Politikon”. We need to be with other people. It is a very important part of our nature. God in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good that man should be alone.” And this is maybe one of my favorite verses. I’ve struggled my whole life with the social relationships, because of growing as a shy boy, but being confronted by a world that waits for nobody, and that pulls out the people with lack of social abilities, I had to leave my shyness behind and start being social.
We live in this world, and we have the obligation to learn how to interact with it. We are here to transform it, and to take care of it, but, mainly, we are here to meet people, and impact the life of the others with the image of God within us, and we cannot disconnect the social relationships with this endeavor we have been commissioned on Mark 16:15, “He said to them, “Go into all the world, and preach the Good News to the whole creation”, and then he makes the most important statemen on Romans 10, “How can they believe if they haven’t heard? And how can they hear if nobody preaches to them?”.

3. There are some of us that are just passersby of this world. Some of us, never took time to think about our mission on Earth, and to think: how can I change this world? Or What can I give to this world? It just take a few seconds to understand the needs of the people when we are out there on the streets. But, how can we make a difference? It is very easy: by giving. Giving money, time, comprehension, our hearts, our hands, work, and many other things we can give. This is the moment when we can prove our leadership skills by convincing and leading others into this change of mentality, and to bring the light of Jesus to all the creatures on Earth. Being humble and respectful of God’s authority will lead us into the right direction for taking people out of their not-on-track mentality, and to help them understand their place over the Earth.

4. Let’s just think about John 15:19: “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”. With this in mind, how can we be on a world and never belong to it? Easy… by being just spiritual particles of a vast spiritual universe: this is God. We as a part of His creation, must understand this as a uncommon task, and start acting as spiritual beings in a physical world. Our perpetual duty is to Worship the Lord as a single voice with the big choir of the children of God. This is what really matters. But also we have on the other hand, what we’ve discussed on Week 1, about justice and other topics; that makes very difficult to live on this planet, but it’s part of what we have to learn to live with.

 

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