"For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
~ Acts 4:20
At an early age children learn both love and hate. The examples we provide for them are how they see the world.
I realize just how lucky I am to have the family that I do. Even though my parents often forgot that my sister and I were watching them while growing up, through their divorce, moves and sometimes ridiculous fights that they would have with one another, we managed to become two fairly "normal" adults. Well, somewhat "normal."
We both see what we "do" in our lives as our vocation. My sister is a nurse and I serve as a chaplain.
I have often wondered what it was in our life that brought us to where we are?
Christ calls us to love one another as we love ourselves. Sometimes I think that we forget that love is meant to be simple. Kindness is also something that is natural. And that sharing those things with others, priority.
While the rest of the world seems to be so chaotic, remember this, "For God so loved the world that God sent God's son to save each of us..."
Understanding that love for us, gives me hope that each day can be one of love and kindness extended to one another. The challenge for us is not letting the world get in the way.
I hope you find ways to allow that love and kindness be part of your life today and always.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, help me to practice love today. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.