Doing Good Now

Life is often difficult and it can be complicated. We do not need to make it any more difficult nor any more complicated than it already is. There is an easy and simple way to do it. And Christ showed us how.

When people were sick and hurting, he simply healed them and made them whole again. He even raised some of them from the dead. When they were hungry and thirsty, He simply gave them food to eat, multiplying loaves into many and turning water into wine. When people were lost and did not know where to go nor what to do, He simply showed them the way. When they were confused or in the dark and did not know what to say, He simply showed them the truth and the light. And when they were deathly afraid of death, He simply said, “Do not be afraid.” and gave us eternal life.

When I can do someone some good, let me do it now and not wait for the right moment; because now is the right moment. When someone comes to me asking for help, let me not tarry giving it. What I have now is enough and let me share that now. When someone comes to me in distress, let me do what I can already do for waiting even just a while will not increase my capacity for help. Whatever good I can do, let me do it now.

Sing with joy to God our help.
~ Psalm 81
When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist,
he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself.
The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns.
When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd,
his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick.
When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said,
“This is a deserted place and it is already late;
dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages
and buy food for themselves.”
He said to them, “There is no need for them to go away;
give them some food yourselves.”
But they said to him,
“Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”
Then he said, “Bring them here to me,”
and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass.
Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing, broke the loaves,
and gave them to the disciples,
who in turn gave them to the crowds.
They all ate and were satisfied,
and they picked up the fragments left over–
twelve wicker baskets full.
Those who ate were about five thousand men,
not counting women and children.
Matthew 14:13-21
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