Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 6, 27-38
‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
‘If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.’
Life is like a piano keyboard
I read something once that has been engraved on my heart and mind ever since I first saw it: “life is like a piano keyboard, it has both white keys and black keys.”
The white keys represent the beautiful moments of life while the black keys represent the difficult moments of life. If you only touch the white keys, the music will sound good, but it will have no depth. On the other hand, if you play the white keys together with the black ones, you will make beautiful music. Life is similar to the piano keyboard. To have a full life, you must live through ‘white key’ moments and ‘black key’ moments.
Turn your life into a symphony with God and accept the beautiful and the difficult. Difficult moments lead you to value the beautiful moments. If you let yourself be touched by God who is the great teacher, you can do a beautiful work which will lead others to take part in this beautiful concert of life. Which are the ‘white keys’ of your life? Which are the ‘black keys’ of your life? Now, let God start playing you so that you can enjoy the great concert: YOUR LIFE.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. And don’t forget Heaven is our goal.