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Monday, December 1, 2014

Can you honestly do something good to someone and not expect a reward? - Daily Bible Reflections December 1,2014

He said to him, “I will come and cure him.” – Matthew 8:7
Many years ago, I invested P1 million in a business that was being run by my business partner. A few months later, he told me, “Bo, I’m sorry, the business failed.” He said that he didn’t even have milk for his baby. I felt so sorry for him, I gave him P5,000 just so he could buy milk.
       One month later, a friend called me up and said, “Bo, your business partner must be doing very well.” Huh? “Why do you say that?” I asked.
       “Well, he’s driving a brand new car. Your business must be growing…”
       Groan. I’ve lost touch with my business partner. I don’t know what has happened to him. But this is what has happened to me: God returned to me all that I’ve lost — and so much more. God has rewarded my kindness. He doesn’t forget a single act of kindness that you do for others. Yes, He forgets your failures and sins. But He will always remember your acts of love for others.
       This Christmas, instead of just giving gifts to the people around you, do something good for them and don’t expect any reward. If it comes, accept it with gratitude. But don’t look for it. Instead, look for your reward from God Himself. He promised it— and He’ll deliver. Bo Sanchez (bosanchez@kerygmafamily.com)
Reflection: Can you honestly do something good to someone and not expect a reward?
Lord Jesus, help me to look for Your face in every person I meet so that I may love them more.
Blessed John of Vercelli, pray for us.

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