For My Friends

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For My Friends - Marcus2229

The content of my weekly blogs is drawn primarily from ancient Hebrew wisdom literature, while the 2020 format was inspired by James Clear’s “3-2-1” Thursdays. Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each week you will receive One Pillar/Proverb, One Principle and One Practical.

One Pillar

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”-Jesus Christ, in the days before his crucifixion.

One Principle

Is there a better time than Good Friday or Resurrection Sunday to reflect on the selfless sacrifice of one person for the sake of others? It almost seems as though the arrival of the 2020 Easter weekend from April 10-12, could not have been more opportune. With over 1.5 million persons having been infected globally with the coronavirus, we have not stopped hearing of the amazing stories of persons literally risking their lives to save others, and these heroes have come from all walks of life.

The global Christian community is using this weekend to reflect on their own Hero, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, who came to earth and offered his life so that you and me, flawed and broken as we are, can have our sins forgiven. Though we did not deserve this amazing act of self-sacrifice, he actually treated us, not as enemies, but as friends.

One Practical

My practical challenge is similar to the last one I gave: whether or not you serve Jesus as your Lord, imitate his heart and spirit by making a sacrifice for someone who can really do with some help during the current COVID-19 restrictions. Respect your national laws in the process.

To learn more about these pillars of personal excellence, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Dave Williams

    The pandemic has shown that we are all equal and that money, status and power mean nothing in times like these.

    1. Donna

      Thanks Tyrone. The goal is always to imitate Jesus’ selflessness. The fear of getting COVID can make us paralyzed, I know, to try to help others. We do have to be careful and obey the laws govt has set out to protect us but still find ways to serve others at this time.

      1. J. Tyrone Marcus

        Indeed Donna. Selfless service will always be needed, whether in times of good global health or bad. We can serve others with wisdom at this time.

  2. Michelle Marcus

    A great time of learning to appreciate what we have and remembering we are not in control. The things we consider important are now trivial when compared to the global scheme of things. Thanks.

  3. J. Tyrone Marcus

    You are correct Michelle. The pandemic has really placed life in its proper perspective.

  4. Shawn Carter

    It is so funny how God works. I been do a study online with the men ministry and they been looking at Paul and the book of Philippians. How he was quarantine in prison but never stop working for Christ, and I think that what is come down to that although we are all quarantine that we don´t stop serving. Your blogs have been amazing and I wish to encourage you to keep working .

    1. J. Tyrone Marcus

      I appreciate your kind words Shawn and also encourage you to keep doing your part in building others up during this time.

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