Three Circles

Posted: June 14, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

So many flawed people in our Churches that it is a wonder how we get anything done? In the last few months I’ve witnessed so many true colours revealed that I was wondering how to continue looking past everything? What a burden it is in knowing the truth sometimes.

Here are some unveiled…

One who knows how to ask so sweetly when they want something done but are very harsh when it doesn’t go according to what they had planned.

People who offer to contribute something then later tell others they were asked to contribute.

People always seeking attention and want of the limelight that they make sure everyone is watching when they do something.

People who say they want to serve, but choose only to serve at their convenience and only the way they want to.  Giving constant excuses for why they cannot serve in any other capacity.

People who promise to deliver but fail to and pocket the money that had been given for a project entrusted to their care.

People who pocket other people’s red envelopes leading them to think that the host did not appreciate the hard work they put in for the host.

People who subtly flatter themselves while putting others down.

People who tell others that someone mentioned their food is tasteless so that the business will go to them instead.

People who share other’s stories or testimonies said in confidence so as to get into the good books of another.

People who think themselves more learned and better than everyone else.

People who think themselves more spiritual than everyone else.

People who are quick to teach others but whose own family is in disarray.

People who choose to keep silent when they are in the position to help or engage their team members to help.

People who are only concerned about their ministry or community but do not care for the church or community at large.

People who voice concern for the well being of others but do nothing on their own for them.

People who berate others who are gentle to exercise control over them.

People who make use of the kindheartedness of others to do the things they are reluctant to do themselves.

People who want others to listen to their testimonies and their stories but are impatient when others share and then try to interject with their very own.

People who constantly find fault with the Church and with others. And pit one person against another.

People who think themselves more loving and generous than others but hide their own sinful thoughts and actions.

People who appear so nice on the surface but are quick to bad mouth others on the quiet.

Upon deeper reflection I was made to gaze upon three circles, the outer bigger one was a big round circle which was perfectly round. This was made up of people who joined the community to form this circle but not all possess the heart of a disciple. And in time this would break away.

The middle circle was jagged in some parts, these comprised of wannabe disciples who face some challenges but then fall away to sin and other worldly distractions.  They either break away or stay in this circle with no further growth.

The inner circle is much smaller and utterly deformed. These however comprises of disciples who live their lives with the knowledge that their imperfect circle is perfected in Christ. It is in their struggle to serve others that causes their circle to appear deformed.  For they are constantly mocked for Christ’s sake.  They are often frowned upon and looked on with disdain. They rely not on their own strengths but that of the Lord’s.

We all have to choose which circle we want to belong to …

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