Pleasant Hill News

By PEGGY LEWIS,

Self-Sacrifice

Announcements: The Excel Learning Cener will host a book discussion group on January 11, 18 and 25, 2018 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All participants will be asked to pay $5.00.
December food distribution dates for We Care Mission are Friday, December 15, and Friday, December 22, 2017. Location Fellowship Hall of Morton United Methodist Church, 29 Church Street Morton Ms.
Prayers For: Ruthie Ann Wright, Peggy Lewis, Joseph Lewis, George Newell, Inez Boyd and Yvonne Ward.
Food For Thought:  Take for instances two porcupines trying to stay warm, they would have to get very close to each other. What kind of problem do you think that would cause? They would needle each other so the solution would be to hurt or be cold.
All too often this is the situation in Christian homes. Personality differences are like the quills of the porcupines. They can get tangled and cause hurt. We must work at our relationships so that we will demonstrate the Christlike qualities of love, compassion, self-sacrifice and a forgiving spirit.
Love demonstrates itself in action. We must ask ourselves have we done anything today to demonstrate our love for our families. Love takes pleasure in its object. Jesus’ example of love and compassion teaches us that it is possible for these qualities to be part of our Christian homes. Self-Sacrifice is against our human nature, yet it should be part of our “new nature.” If each of us had an attitude of self-sacrifice, what a change would come about in the atmosphere of our homes. Self-Sacrifice is total unselfishness.