All About ME

Posted: July 8, 2013 in World On The Edge

If you ask a child of three or four to draw a picture of himself, what he usually creates is a big circle with suggestions of eyes, nose and mouth–i.e. a Big Head. That’s because at three or four, the child sees himself as the focal point of everything. He’s not mature enough to be interested in others, but only in what they can do for him. Life is all about him, all about having what he or she wants, And what is his response if he doesn’t get what he wants? Whining? Anger? A temper tantrum?

Each of us was once a child with similar antics. Now, we’re adults. We no longer pitch a fit if we don’t get our way.

Or do we? 

We may not draw ourselves as one Big Head, but more often than we like to admit, we sometimes act, and react, in childish ways. We act, and react, as if life revolves only around us.

And guess what?

Oddly, it does. We are the most important person in our own life. Our lives are really meant to be ‘all about Me’—all about every positive and negative thing we do, every Corporal or Spiritual Act of Mercy we act upon, or do not act upon.

Some are called to accomplish many merciful acts, others called only to a few. But every action, and reaction, is ‘all about ME.’ How do we respond to that very personal call?

Our world was created so that even the smallest of our actions has a consequence. When we’re at the end of our lives, we will have to answer for our own behavior.

Did I help you, or did I hurt you?

Did I give you forgiveness, or did I plan retribution?

Did I love you, or did I hate you?

Life truly is All About ME.

Corporal Works of Mercy
The Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs.
feed the hungry shelter the homeless clothe the naked visit the sick and imprisoned bury the dead give alms to the poor

Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion, as listed below, by which we help our neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs.
instruct advise console comfort forgive bear wrongs patiently

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