NO CRYING AT MY FUNERAL

NO CRYING AT MY FUNERAL

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

LIVE IN THE GOOD WORKS THAT GOD HAS PREPARED IN ADVANCE

For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them. (Ephesians 2;10)
...And don't forget that what they achieve is not to be adscribed by you to your personal glory but to GOD'S.
This morning, Ash Wednesday we heard this from the altar:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Take care not to perform righteous deeds
in order that people may see them;
otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.
When you give alms,
do not blow a trumpet before you,
as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets
to win the praise of others.
Amen, I say to you,
they have received their reward.
But when you give alms,
do not let your left hand know what your right is doing,
so that your almsgiving may be secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.


“When you pray,
do not be like the hypocrites,
who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners
so that others may see them.
Amen, I say to you,
they have received their reward.
But when you pray, go to your inner room,
close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.


“When you fast,
do not look gloomy like the hypocrites.
They neglect their appearance,
so that they may appear to others to be fasting.
Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
But when you fast,
anoint your head and wash your face,
so that you may not appear to be fasting,
except to your Father who is hidden.
And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.”

(Matthew Chapter 6 verses 1 - 6; 16 - 18)

Looks like it's safe for me to continue doing good works so that my Father in Heaven will repay me with a seat at His heavenly table for all eternity.

Finally:  Google Matthew 1 1-6 and pay attention to what you get.
Enjoy yourselves and decide that it will not be worth it to cry at my funeral.


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