Hello Everyone, namaste:
We are continuing with chapter 14, paragraphs 8 and 9 in the Letter to the Omans from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul.
"So let us not kid ourselves about thinking we know what is best for everyone. If we interfere we might only make things worse. If you want to do anything, encourage people to develop their personal connection with God. We are all precious children of God. Let's not spoil that beautiful conception.
Let's not confuse each other by magnifying petty issues way beyond their importance. All of us are children of God, let us be gracious and kind to one another. why condemn someone just because he or she eats differently than you do. Unkind words are worse than improper foods."
Commentary: If we think we know better than other people the temptation is to try to tell them how to live and follow our direction. The better way is to encourage people to develop their relationship to God and get their own inspiration from the Holy Spirit of God. In that way they can take full responsibility for their actions. Also, they won't blame you if your directions are wrong.
Of course if someone asks you for help that is another matter. In the humility of knowing that you are not superior or inferior, you can offer your help.