Good day, All. I would like to encourage everyone today to show love and respect for others regardless of how we think or feel. If someone is in need and you’re in a position to help them – if only a little – then please do so as your act of charity and compassion can dramatically affect a person’s life. Furthermore, when you help people, you are also being kind to God. I read a note from a lady today who stated that she has decided to live her life WITHOUT Christians in it. I do not know this lady, but this is very disheartening. She expressed that she is “scarred for life” by those who profess the Faith because many do not seem to genuinely love and care about other people. They can see someone in need and simply turn a blind eye to that person’s plight. This is not what Jesus exemplified for us. Selfish living is damaging to the church and we must examine ourselves and realize that instead of just talking the talk, we must walk the walk. I am not encouraging being a doormat for people who just want to ‘use’ you and no matter what you do for them, it’s never good enough: I know people like that. If the Holy Spirit truly lives inside of you, you will know who has a sincere need and if you are able to help. He will lead and guide you. The key is to not ignore the instructions of The Holy Spirit. If we want to be with The Lord when we close our eyes to this earth, all of this surface stuff of just going to church and saying ‘Lord, Lord’ every so often will not be the means of getting there. I assure you, being “religious” will not do it; we had better be deep and our walk with God had better be real.