Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wu wei (traditional Chinese: 無為; simplified Chinese: 无为; pinyin: wúwéi) is a ...concept that involves knowing when to act and when not to act. Another perspective to this is that "Wu Wei" means natural action - as planets revolve around the sun, they "do" this revolving, but without "doing" it; or as trees grow, they "do", but without "doing". Thus knowing when (and how) to act is not knowledge in the sense that one would think "now" is the right time to do "this", but rather just doing it, doing the natural thing.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_wei)


Wu-wei…to do without doing. This could be an explanation of Love in action. It just “does.” When it is rules and regulations that you follow, it could be without love, and in the eyes of God it means nothing. But, when one just does, because it is a natural flow of who you are, then you are ‘doing unto Jesus as you do unto the least of these.’

Consider the parable of the sheep and the goats. The sheep housed the homeless, clothed the naked, fed the hungry, but weren’t concerned about it being the “Christian thing to do.” The sheep did these things were considered “faithful servants,” yet, they didn’t understand.

“When did we do this?” they asked.

“As you’ve done it unto the least of these you’ve done it unto me,” was Jesus’ response.

They saw a need and responded. No consideration or whether a person in need was ‘worthy’ or not.

We are called to be disciples. I always believe that a disciple is someone that is teachable. I don't want to be someone who is "ever learning, but never coming to the knowledge of the Truth."

I know knowledgeable people who don't know how to love. Why is that? "He who has not the spirit of Christ are none of his."

May we surrender to Christ and allow the spirit to teach us to "do without doing." May we grow in His love.

Be blessed. Be a blessing.
DJ GlenMC

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