A season for good deeds

@1creekgirl (13678)
United States
December 6, 2018 10:08am CST
Seems like at Christmas, many people feel more charity in their hearts and try to do more good deeds. This is a wonderful way to show love and kindness. And we should. It's a grand way to celebrate the birth of Christ, showing that we appreciate the best gift that's ever been given to mankind. But in the second chapter of the book of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul wrote, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God---not by works, so that no one can boast." We can't earn our salvation, no matter how many good deeds we perform. Salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ, in his death and resurrection. If we could be "good enough" and work hard enough to enter a holy heaven, then Christ's sacrifice wouldn't have been necessary. My point is: Show all the love and kindness you can this holiday season. Celebrate the birth of our Savior. Be giving and loving and generous. But don't think all this will gain you entrance into heaven. John 14:6 reads, "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Celebrate His birth. Accept His amazing gift of life. Your life will be gloriously changed forever.
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@Karenmm (904)
• Nairobi, Kenya
7 Dec
We should all be kind and share during this festive season and always
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@1creekgirl (13678)
• United States
7 Dec
Thst's what God wants us to do.
@Karenmm (904)
• Nairobi, Kenya
8 Dec
Ok
@CarolDM (12568)
• United States
6 Dec
We should always be kind. You are right, many are kinder during the holidays.
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@1creekgirl (13678)
• United States
6 Dec
Kindness and compassion are so important.
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@CarolDM (12568)
• United States
6 Dec
@1creekgirl Yes indeed and they take only a second of our time.
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@dgobucks226 (15256)
8 Dec
Very well said Vicki! Many get lost in the commercialism of Christmas, which is fine, but don't forget the other more important reason we celebrate this wonderful holiday season. Here is a quote I found about human kindness I really like: "My philosophy is that the most important aspect of any religion should be human kindness. And to try to ease the suffering of others. To try to bring light and love into the lives of mankind." Steven Seagal There should be no ulterior motive for acts of kindness-DB
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@1creekgirl (13678)
• United States
8 Dec
That is a great quote, thanks! Kindness truly is at the heart of Christianity.
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@Courage7 (26754)
• United States
7 Dec
Well it is better to be good than bad is all I can say Amen lol
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@1creekgirl (13678)
• United States
7 Dec
That's sure the truth!
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@maezee (35306)
• United States
6 Dec
I agree even though I am not religious. Folks who are motivated by that... doesn’t feel like true kindness. Can’t we just be kind to be kind?
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@1creekgirl (13678)
• United States
6 Dec
The world needs a lot more kindness.
@andriaperry (67327)
• Anniston, Alabama
6 Dec
I agree 100%. I don`t know verse and chapter but I know it reads somewhere, "God wants us to love one another." This time of the year people take advantage of those who give and I always get mad about it. I try to help those in need but I do it more for the people I know, Like my tenants or the homeless.
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@1creekgirl (13678)
• United States
6 Dec
You have a kind heart, Angie, and it shows in your actions.
• Lenox, Georgia
6 Dec
Amen!!! We should give because He gave first. We should love because He loves us so much! We should treat others as we want to be treated. God is so amazing and such a good Father!
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@1creekgirl (13678)
• United States
6 Dec
I absolutely agree, Jennifer!
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@porwest (11778)
• United States
19 Dec
I don't know that I am charitable. I just spend a lot more money in December than any other month.
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@JudyEv (148124)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
Good point but I'd prefer people to be kind throughout the year, not just at Christmas.
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