Charity

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And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you,
as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me.’
~ Matthew 25:40

Our charity matters. It matters because at the end, only love remains. Faith and Hope are necessary to get us into heaven, but after which, only love remains. This is why St. Paul said that love is the greatest of them all.

If we have no love for others, how then, is it even possible for us to enter Heaven, where love reigns for all eternity? If we cannot love and we cannot forgive, we are not ready to enter Heaven. This Lent, let us continue to remember our own unworthiness and mortality. We are all failures and sinners in our own way.

Let us continue to be broken instruments usable by our Lord to minister to the poor.

 

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Noel Ethan Tan

Noel Ethan Tan

Noel is a Singaporean working as a rehabilitation counsellor at ACC(S) Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre. He is currently doing a part-time Masters Program in Counselling and Guidance at NTU, Singapore. In his church ministry, Noel is currently serving in a young adults' Catholic community called Anawim that does Bible Exegesis. Noel is also pursuing a Certificate in Theology at the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore. His favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 3:15 — “In your hearts, reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it with gentleness and reverence.”

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