IX. Send What Is “Good” ; good-will towards men

What’s In December?

Doing the right thing is not always easy. In fact, the truth is that it usually points you in the opposite direction of where you want to go or what you want to do. That is, until you’ve practiced long enough.

Once you begin practicing doing right, sooner or later you will find that you will naturally do right. Initially it is a series of actions that go against your own will. But after you’ve walked with God for awhile, the decisions that you make for good become your favorite choice. The choice you make actually feels good to you. It feels right.

The true master did not consider how good acts made him feel. Nor did he consider how it made his neighbor feel, or his brother, or even for the good of the world. He started very simply. He began by considering how his actions affected God.

When a person considers how their actions affect God, not only do their actions change, but their thinking changes. And once your thinking changes, your will changes. You want to do good, you desire good. Doing good becomes a part of your will. Then, without even realizing it you’ve become one who brings good will to men, just by living your life honoring God.

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General calendar themes: International disabled persons, International Human Rights Day, Christmas, Holocaust victims whose deaths went unknown, Gift giving, miracles, basic rights, the forgotten, Christ, “Peace to the forgotten world”
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Calendar for the Month: 

December 12th- Fast until 8:00PM (Seige of Jerusalem)

December 21st- Eve of Hanukkah until December 29th
December 24th- Christmas Eve
December 25th- Christmas
December 29th- Eighth day of Hannukah
December 31st- American New Years Eve

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Meditational Words for the Month:

Send: To cause, permit, enable to go

Good-will: The good reputation and trade with customers that a business firm has

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Readings for the Month:

(Week One) December 5, 2008 – And Went Out
Reading of the week: Genesis 28:10 -32:3; Hosea 12:13 – 14:10; John 1:43 – 51

(Week Two) December 12, 2008 – And He Sent
Reading of the week: Genesis 32:4 – 36:43; Obadiah 1 – 21; Hosea 11:7 – 12:12; Mathew 26:36 – 42

(Week Three) December 19, 2008 – And He Dwelt
Reading of the week: Genesis 37:1 – 40:23; Amos 2:6 – 3:8; Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7; Acts 7:9 – 16

(Week Four) December 26, 2008 – At The End
Reading of the week: Genesis 41:1 – 44:17; Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7; I Kings 3:15 -4:1 & 7:40 – 50; I Corinthians 2:1 – 5

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Volume of the Month:  The Books of I & II Kings

Commandment of the Month:  6th Commandment (Avoiding crimes of passion)

“Thou shalt not murder”

Fruit of the Month:  Temperance (Self- restraint) 

Commentaries for the Month: See Weekly Commentaries

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