How can I get simplicity in my life?
7 stories of simplicity from Jesus Christ
1. Heals the leper
Later, while Jesus was in a city, a leper came to him and fell on his face and prayed:
"Lord, if you will, you can make me clean."
Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be thou clean."
Immediately leprosy left him. Jesus said to him,
"Do not tell anyone about this. Go and present yourself to the priest, and present the offering of purification to the people, as Moses commanded."
Here again, Jesus did not want to be famous.
2. Calling Levi
As Jesus was leaving, he saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office.
Jesus said to him, He left everything and got up and followed him. Levi had a big party for him at his house. A large group of tax collectors and others were dining with them. The Pharisees and scribes murmured against his disciples, saying,
"What do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
Jesus said to them,
"The sick need the physician, not the healthy. I have come not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Humility and modesty have sunk somewhere as today's needs carry the burdens of pride, arrogance and pride.
3. Who is the greatest?
They argued over who was the greatest among them. Jesus, perceiving the thoughts of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side, and said unto them,
"Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name receive me: and whosoever shall receive me receive him that sent me.
In addition, Jesus' answer to the question of who is greater in the Bible (Luke 22: 26) is:
"The greatest among you must be like the smallest and the one in authority as the servant."
It is said that. Keeping the hygiene of the baby in mind means having a mind that is so pure and immaculate. Then when Jesus and thus God are filled in one, the one who seems small to our eyes will become great.
4. Who is not against you?
John said: "Master, we saw a man casting out demons in your name. We stopped him because he did not follow us."
Jesus said: "Do not stop him, for he who is not against you is on your side."
In this day and age when any tactic is usually used to bring down opponents, Jesus' broad-mindedness and humility are reminiscent of many things. We owe it to ourselves to maintain mutual respect, equality and healthy competition.
5. The prayer that Jesus taught
Jesus was praying somewhere. When he had finished praying, one of his disciples came and said,
"Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples."
Jesus said: "Pray thus: Father, glorify your name. Let your kingdom come. Give us that day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, for we also forgive our debtors. Do not include us in temptation."
Humility, obedience, and dependence on God can be seen in this prayer. But nowadays, which is full of shouts, claims of healing, self-praise, and exaggeration.
6. The house of Zacchaeus
Read the story of Zacchaeus, who climbed a tree to see Jesus.
Jesus was passing through Jericho. There was a man named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector and the richest man. He wanted to see who Jesus was. It was not possible to stand in the crowd because of the short stature. He ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree. Jesus was about to pass through it. When he got there, Jesus looked up and said:
"Zacchaeus, come down quickly. I have to stay at your house today."
He hurried downstairs and received him happily. When they saw this, they all murmured:
"He is a guest in the house of the sinner."
Zacchaeus stood up and said:
"Lord, behold, I give half of my goods to the poor, and I will repay four times as much if I have defrauded anyone."
Jesus said to him,
"Today this house is saved. He is also the Son of Abraham. The Son of Man has come to save and to save that which was lost."
Repentance is often the product of a humble mind. Arrogance, hostility, arrogance and jealousy indicate a dark attitude.
7. Washing the disciples' feet
During the meal, Jesus took a bowl of water, washed the disciples' feet, and wiped them with a towel. Then Jesus said to them,
"Do you know what I have done to you? If I, your Master and Lord, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet: for I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you."
Studying the Bible reveals that it contains many vital values. Here are some lessons of a characteristic humility that will make our world better if applied in the right sense.