Saturday, May 16, 2015

Divergent Devotions: Faith in the Faction System: ABNEGATION

Selflessness and compassion are two of the hardest things to come by these days. Forgetting yourself so that others can have the best is highly unlikely in society today. it is easy to focus on our selves when we get caught up in work, school or other activities in our daily routine.
But it shouldn't be that way. Being selfless as the, Abnegation faction was, can be very rewarding.  Helping others and seeing the joy your kindness brings can give you such an awesome feeling! There are SO many random acts of kindness/selflessness that you can share from day to day. Holding a door open at a store for some mom who has her hands full with a stroller and crazy kids, a smile to someone who looks down, complementing someone, tipping your waitress, paying it forward in the line at Chick-fil-a, washing your grumpy dad’s car, chasing a guy down in the mall to give him the $20 he dropped on the floor, helping an elderly person lift something heavy, volunteering to help clean off the dinner table…there are tons more things like thi tshat are easy to do and are selfless.

There was no better example of selflessness than that of Jesus giving His life for us on the cross so many years ago.  Let that inspire you to be just a little bit less self-centered this week as you get busy and show someone else some love!

Here are some verses that encourage love and selflessness!
Luke 6:35
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

1 Peter 3:8
Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

Philippians 2:3
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

John 15:12

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Thanks for reading!

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