“…My point is: how often do we ignore the obvious. Are we so preoccupied that we don’t notice important things, events, or people, around us that DESERVE our attention….”

Are we properly Respectful to God, Our Lord Jesus Christ?  I recently realized, that while I thought that I was…I wasn’t.  I had an occasion to borrow a Bronze Crucifix (depicting Christ Crucified on the Cross), and had it sitting on my dining-room table for several days, before returning it.  I must have passed that Crucifix, I bet, 50 times in the week that it was sitting there, and not once… not a single solitary time…did I even notice it.  Such so, that when the time came to return it to its owner, I got about two blocks from my house, when I realized that I didn’t have it with me.  Yet, it was sitting right where I had my hat (Greek sailor cap) and keys…. And I picked up my hat and keys, and left the Crucifix sitting there.  My point is: how often do we ignore the obvious.  Are we so preoccupied that we don’t notice important things, events, or people, around us that DESERVE our attention.  I went into a Methodist Church during the Christmas season, and while there, I counted 21 different depictions of the Christian Cross all about, in different designs and forms, throughout the Church.  The purpose is to bring attention to Christ, to be reminded of His sacrificing His own Life for ours.  I had been in that particular Church, probably, 10-12 times, and never noticed them …I didn’t take the TIME; something that I have plenty of.  These SYMBOLS, or reminders, of Christ, are too often overlooked, as they become BLENDED into the background.  We need to bring them into the forefront…. Just as a PICTURE of our Mother, or favorite Aunt, are hung in places of prominence….Jesus should, too, hold a prominent place in our daily routine; not to be subjected to a secondary role.  John 15:5 – I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. …Blessings…cjlb…4/18/14

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About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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