Your Goodness

Tuesday - May 25, 2021

"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge" - 2 Peter 1:5
Matthew Parris wrote in the London Times a remarkable December 2--8 Article titled “As an Atheist, I Truly Believe Africa Needs God.” Parris was born in South Africa where his father went to work as an engineer and grew up in Swaziland and Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe). A former British diplomat, he also worked for right-wing Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and served as a member of parliament for the UK’s Conservative Party.
As he grew up in Africa, he noted the profound difference in the goodness and resistance to evil he saw among Christians in contrast to unbelievers. “Missionaries, not aid money are the solution to Africa’s biggest problem—the crushing passivity of the people’s mindset,” Parris wrote. 
He concluded, “Removing Christian evangelism from the African equation may leave the continent at the mercy of a malign fusion of Nike, the witch doctor, the mobile phone, and the machete.” 
Doing good never goes out of style. Today in prayer, add goodness to your faith and bring glory to the Lord in all that you do.
“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.” – John Wesley
God's Word: "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." - Romans 12:21