By Nancey Collette
Published on 02/26/2010
Faith will take you down many paths.

Faith will take you down many paths. These paths are as different as the stars in the sky.  God has created each one of us as a  unique being, after that creation the mold was broken.  Community life tends to lose sight of how extraordinary each created being really is.  Way too often we become numbers in a list or entries in a database.  Human beings has a tendancy to deal with their fellow creatures as if they were inanimate objects like shipments of coal, barrels of oil, or tins on a shelf.  Dealing with others in this way is taking away the uniqueness of each person, making a who into a what.

At its best this can block compassion and charity, since we are content to keep everyone at arm's length. At its worst this attitude gives rise to some of the most-appalling atrocities of which human beings can be capable.  No one ends up creating an Auschwitz or a Darfur without first ceasing to see the uniqueness of God's creation in every human face.
The salvation God provides is not like house insurance -----once the payments are made, then you are covered! 

Bring people into your heart!   Show compassion!

Think compassion, its a valuable assest in your heart .