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Do the correct thing because it is the correct thing to do, that is life in the grace of God, the spiritual gifts are goals by themselves, if we act thinking of our own benefit, trying to fit in a society sold to sin, what merit do we have?, Jesus speaks clearly to us about selfish and self-interested actions: "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them" Luke 6:32.
The spiritual gift of righteousness, the definition of the good, is correct judgment (listen or perceive with attention, meditate with intuition and inspiration, decide with discernment) and correct action (Golden rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", Matthew 7:12). The good heals, brings relief, helps and reduces suffering, things that are very necessary in a society that only values money.
Be good even with the bad, about this, Jesus tells us: "If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back" Luke 6:29-30.
Spiritual edification is a requirement of the Christian faith, as Paul explains in one of his epistles: "Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else" 1 Thessalonians 5:15
Righteousness, mercy (compassion, gentleness, kindness), piety (constancy, firmness, devotion) are a commitment that we accept when we follow the path of Jesus, we cannot justify our sins because others sin, we all have the ability to do good and the capacity to teach others is fundamental to be ethical people, the change begins with us and then in others, we cannot pretend to change the world if we are not first capable of changing ourselves. Acting with progressive constancy to build the Kingdom of Heaven is a goal that we must always have if we want to be blessed from above.

Jesus taught us how to pray to the father:
"Father,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.
And lead us not into temptation" Luke 11:2-4.
And part of this spiritual prayer to the Lord tells us about forgiving and being forgiven. And this is very important, because we must ask God for what we give to our neighbor: "Because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful" James 2:13; and also: "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven" Luke 6:37. This is basically a principle of reciprocity or justice.
God never seeks to punish us but to guide us kindly towards his eternal wisdom, that is why the Lord judges us as we judge those who need us, the Lord is always willing to forgive us but first we have to understand the importance of his value. Forgiving is not only necessary to get rid of resentment, but also to be blessed by the creator, because nobody is perfect and we are all exposed to the error.
Forgiveness helps our neighbor and helps us, but forgiveness requires something, he who hates cannot forgive, only when we understand from the heart the destructive nature of sin and feel aversion to error, is when we can reflect and forgive. An example of this is the father who forgives the prodigal son, when he seeks refuge in his family's house after wasting his fortune (Luke 15:11-32).
The Kingdom of God is growth, and development towards that spiritual objective that is the resemblance to God in essence: "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect" Matthew 5:48. And what better to achieve this than to practice gratuity and forgiveness: "If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ´I repent,´ you must forgive them." Luke 17:3-4.

Jesus explained to us a spiritual mystery, wisdom has its own language and if we do not live the gift of fear of God we will never have a heart prepared to receive his teachings. The fear of God is constancy, firmness, devotion, equanimity, and stability.
And this incapacity to understand the lenguage of wisdom, is revealed when the Pharisees asked Jesus about the divorce: "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?" Matthew 19:3. And then Jesus replied that divorce has its origin in the hardness of the heart, which is the opposite of the fear of God.
Then the disciples questioned the marriage to Jesus: "If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry" Matthew 19:10.
To which Jesus responded: "´Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to who it has been given´" Matthew 19:11. What Jesus explained to us is that selfishness gives people a very particular perspective of problems, and one of these is coexistence with others. When people live according to the flesh, the logic is very simple, what good we can get from others, regardless of what we give, and this puts us in a situation of constant tension and conflict with others. In this situation, marriage becomes more of a problem than a solution.
On the other hand, when people live according to the spirit, that is, according to the wisdom of God, the conflict with the other, the neighbor, can be approached from another point of view because the neighbor matters, and each person does not work only for his own particular good, but also to balance his good with that of others; there is no longer a "this is yours" or "this is mine", but "everything belongs to everyone".
Jesus finally resolved the discussion by speaking of spiritual eunuchs, that is, of people endowed with the gift of chastity, marriage depends largely on this spiritual gift: "For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven" Matthew 19:12.

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