to do that which is right
|| The part of this that I think most people miss
is the word "do", as in active vs. passive. Yes, to avoid doing wrong is
important, and God wants us to not be 'bad' people. But, more than that, to
be 'good' we have to be ACTIVELY DOING good deeds, not JUST abstaining from
| Religion and the way of
God is action, to follow a way of living that embodies the doctrine of our
beliefs. Yes, their are certain things that we know and should not do, as
they are inherently 'wrong!' But, it is just as 'wrong' to not do something
that needs doing!
| This will not always make for a
comfortable or safe life, and most martyrs would tell you living a good life
is very hard, filled with hard choices. Facing these 'hard' choices and
doing the 'right' thing is what causes our spiritual growth.
| To become true religious people we
need to do and accomplish, not just hope and aspire.
| To become better we have to be
better than we are, actively striving for perfection we will never obtain,
but continue to try for. Our job here on Earth is to become good enough to
pass on to the next plane of existence, not to bide our time. Religions are
not just worship, but lessons and plans for living.
This is all ACTIVE, get off your butt and start DOing!