Thursday, September 5, 2013

Day 250, September 5

A holy life will produce the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns, they only shine.  -- D.L. Moody 

This quote reminds me of Christ's instructions to His apostles (and others) to do their good works in secret, with the reminder that God will reward them openly.

You probably know people who like to make sure everyone recognizes their good works, service, charitable giving, etc.  These people, as Christ said, have their reward.  It is a temporary, fleeting reward.  (I'm shamed to admit that I've been among those people at times.  I'm trying to do better.)
How much better it is to give without looking for recognition or reward.   That feeling is deep and long-lasting.  Many years ago, when our family was going through a rough time, someone left a box of treats and groceries on our doorstep.  We rejoiced in the bounty; more, we rejoiced in knowing that we were remembered. 
So, for today, I am grateful for those who do their good works in secret.



1 comment:

  1. And if everyone would just do more of these secret good works, think how much better this world would be.