Our current world seem to have succumb to individualization as of late. What used to be all heart, genuine and wholehearted helping of each other, fall more and more by the wayside replaced by the sense of entitlement. What is in it for me? Our beautiful and generous awareness is becoming smaller and smaller. The realness of the heart seems to become more miniscule as we face the upcoming ME generation. We are not immune to judging the next person, even failing to look at ourselves first. The true danger is the melding of the "I deserve this" syndrome into normality. It is more difficult to see the the difference between wholehearted generosity and generosity to get recognition. So, we've become desensithized and fail to see what God expects an desires for us in order to do His good works. Therefore, we have to be totally aware of our souls. Soul searching is simply this: When you help others, do you do it because there is an urging in your heart (which by the way, is really God speaking loudly), with no expectations in return, not even to say that you are doing it because God will honor you, but just by humbly giving God the glory? He gave you the opportunity to do something for His kingdom, you will be blessed as you chose to walk with Him, in His will. Make no mistake, we have to realize that there is a difference. Once we realize this difference, it is a good indication that we are growing in our Faith. God is then pleased.
Till my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!