What Would Jesus Do?
Updated: Apr 23
There is a phrase "What would Jesus do?" also known as "WWJD?". It is intended to get you to think about what the right course of action would be in any given situation that you are facing. What would Jesus do, what would Buddha do, what would Krishna do, what would a Person of God do?
The answer is simple. They would act from a place of empathy, love and peace. To be God-like you must be loving. We are Love at our center and to be in alignment with it, you must act in ways that bring that into action, also known as the Fruit of the Spirit. This is the way to be more like Jesus and God-like.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."
- Galatians 5 22-23
Are you helping other people? When you look at another person do you see a soul, a person with feelings, a human being? Are you treating them that way?
Are you cursing at someone in traffic? Are you yelling at people? Are you hostile or angry? Are you closed off or shut down, maybe indifferent? How are you treating your neighbor, the person you work with, your family, your spouse or significant other, your children, your friends, the stranger in passing, the homeless person, the people on the "wrong side of the tracks"?
Are you judging someone based on their race, religion, way they look, how they dress, where they live, or some other factor? Are you judging entire classes of people? Time to step out of ego and into Heart! Think about how you can PAUSE before you speak and act. Deliberately change old patterns that need to be transformed. Instead of reacting, choose a new and better way.
Are you doing something to make this world a better place? Not just going to church, putting money in the plate. Do you donate to charity? Oh and dropping unwanted things off at the Goodwill does not really count. Are you volunteering your time somewhere?
An atheist, agnostic or secular humanist can do more than a Christian who only gives lip service to "WWJD?". Being self-righteously pious makes you less kind, not better than anyone else. Those who are kind, help others and try to make this world a better place are closest to God whether they believe in God or not.
It is the everyday, small things that add up and make a difference. People may not remember what you said, but they will remember how they felt around you.
Indeed... What will YOU do?
God bless you, have a great week and Namaste.
Rev. S. Castle