a decent person

June 14, 2012 3:19 pm
“For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20)

The words of today’s Gospel send shivers up and down my spine. It’s because I often tend to consider myself “a decent person”, sometimes even better than the others. But God knows my heart inside out and He knows how often it stores resent or prejudice, especially towards those who did something wrong to me.

Whenever I think I’m left to my own devices, I can’t achieve much. God doesn’t care about the “rat race” (on the way to sainthood as well!) – all that matters to Him is a humble heart. If I admit my weakness and ask Him for help – He’ll come and help.

And He loves us not because we are “good”, but because we’re His children.


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