The Quiet Power of Hidden Good Deeds


The Quiet Power of Hidden Good Deeds

Priest Clement
“But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:3-4)

In this age of social media and constant connectivity, we are often tempted to publicize our good deeds, looking for the applause and recognition of others. But the teachings of Jesus, as we see in our opening scripture, offer a different path, one less trodden, but abundantly more rewarding.

Jesus invites us into a quiet, unassuming life of service, one where our actions reflect His love and teachings, not for the applause of others, but for the joy of serving God. The good we do is not for our glory but for His.

Let’s look at the early followers of Christ. They lived in a society that didn’t always approve of their faith, yet they persisted in their good deeds, often without any acknowledgement or reward. They had discovered a profound truth: in the secrecy of these deeds, they found a deeper connection with God, a more genuine form of love, and an inner peace that surpasses all understanding.

So, I implore you, my dear brethren, to embrace this path. Do good not because you want the world to see, but because you want to mirror the love of Christ, to bring His light into the darkest corners of this world. When we act without seeking recognition, we draw closer to the heart of God and find ourselves transformed by His love.

In today’s sermon, we explored the power and joy of serving God quietly, without seeking recognition or applause. Jesus invites us into a life of hidden service, where we find a deeper connection with God and a more genuine form of love. By acting without the need for others to know, we reflect the love of Christ and bring His light into the world.

Closing Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, guide us to walk the path of quiet service. Help us to do good deeds without seeking recognition, to love one another as Christ loved us. May our actions reflect Your grace and mercy. Fill us with Your love, that we may serve You faithfully, quietly, and joyfully. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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