Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Christian’s Only Task

I don’t know why Christian’s still debate over sin.  Which one is bigger, which one is the one that will doom you forever.  What happens if you die before….

When Christ came to Earth, he told us we had it all wrong.  We still do.

He said to Love God and one another.  This statement doesn’t even address sin. Because that isn’t the focus on life.  Love is.

It is a simple statement, not so easy to do. But I’ve been practicing loving everyone since Lent and will until the day I die.

Makes life a lot less stressful for me when I look at life from the viewpoint of how would I approach this situation, this person and/or this choice if I came from a place of love?

My morning starts with a prayer for all those in need and thanksgiving for a new day.  I ask for help in being able to love all I meet.  And especially when I don’t think I can do it. For example driving in rush hour traffic is hard. Calling about a late bill because I didn’t notice the due date had changed was a complete failure on my part.

But I get to re-assess and choose that even though I didn’t behave as well as I would like, I would like God to bless this situation, this person and this choice.  And I like focusing on love rather than sin.

Won’t you joining me in loving everyone?

Someone on the Corner

Over the years there has been an internal debate on how to respond to people on the corner with a sign.

Sometimes I give and sometimes I don’t.  Once when the kids were real little, I noticed a regular and decided to put a jug of water in the car for him.  It was more than a week before I saw him again.  I got a lot of flack from the kids dad.

However, last week as I was coming to a corner and saw someone standing there a question flashed through my mind.

What if that was Gpa? Or another loved one? Or what if that was me? How would I respond then?

I had a dollar in my purse and I gave it to him when it was my turn at the stop sign.

And as usual when I do reach out and give, he said, “God bless you.” The one with nothing blesses the one with much.

I responded, “God bless you.” And hence we had church on the side of the road.

Seeing a Reflection

Sunflowers in the window

I was struck by the beauty of the sunflowers in my backyard being reflected in my neighbors window.  I wasn’t sure the picture would turn out. The sunflowers are smaller in the picture than what I saw. They filled the whole pane which was very nice.

Sometimes life is like this picture we think we are seeing the real thing but it’s only a reflection.

A glimpse.

So maybe we shouldn’t be so sure we know what we know.