It’s a Glorious-Day to open a Window-of-Hope, share our Fruits-of-Labor and join His Living-Words in Praise. Tuesday’s tribute was to St. Stephen the first Martyred in Jesus name. While being stoned to death Stephen called upon Christ to Strengthen-his-Journey toward heaven. Emerging-Spirits tend to waver or cling to this World and who could blame them. God perfected a System-of-Evolution that led to Biblical-Accounts and eventually the Birth-of-Christ.
Monday folks all over the world celebrated or witnessed Christmas; the day set aside by Believers-in-Christ to rekindle their Faith. Today we Hope, Praise and Pray that every Form-of-Life seeks their share of Grace. God’s-Word shone brightly through Jesus Christ, a Humble King of the Poor. He bore witness to Yahweh, The-Creator; and launched a detailed Liturgy; a divine Ritual-for-Life known as the Christian-Faith.
“Listen, my beloved brothers. Did not God choose those who are poor* in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him? But you dishonored the poor person. Are not the rich oppressing you? And do they themselves not haul you off to court? Is it not they who blaspheme the noble name that was invoked over you?
However, if you fulfill the royal* law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law, but falls short in one, has become guilty in respect to all of it. For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not kill.” Even if you do not commit adultery but kill, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and act as people who will be judged by the law of freedom. For the judgment is merciless to one who has not shown mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.” (James 2:6-13 NABRE)
Our Lord strengthens those who call to Him in Grief, Hardship or Despair; but awaits celebration in all occasion. Truth is, those who give Thanks-and-Praise in Good-Times and Bad are judged to be Genuine by The-Trinity through which all Salvation takes form.