interesting to think of our contributions to the world
having an effect on our relationship to God. If it's
true that through giving we grow closer to God, then
wouldn't we all want to give even more than we do
already? Personally, I'm not sure that it is possible
to be closer to God, as I see God as being everywhere at all
times, but I know that I often shut the door on God by
focusing more closely on things that affect only me.
I do things that help other people, I feel that I'm opening
the door to the larger force of good and love and compassion
that permeates the world, and I feel that I'm more in tune
with my greater purpose here in this world. I'm not
able to define or identify God--and I've never met anyone
who can--but I do know that the feeling that I have is one
that is very positive and very much in tune with my
surroundings and my life.
matter what we see God to be, it's clear that God is a force
of love and peace. If we're committing actions that
bring about the betterment of others, even in the smallest
of ways, then we're making ourselves a part of that
force. If we always act in self-interest or in
destructive ways, then we're pulling ourselves away from and
out of that greater force for good. When we pull
ourselves away from it, how can it possibly help us?
definitely have our choices concerning how we spend our
lives. And our choices of our actions help to
determine the forces in this world that we're closer to,
that we're more in tune with. When all is said and
done, I want very much to be in tune with the forces of good
and peace and hope, and much less in tune with the more
destructive forces that we encounter.