Thursday, January 26, 2017

I think we have come to a day, when I just don't have a picture! I don't even have any ideas about what to take pictures of. Maybe I will show you some pictures of my friends, now that sounds like a plan! Please don't get upset if I show a picture of you; Please take it as a compliment!

"Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however , in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature."   {1 Corinthians 14:20}

I read recently about a way to think about others so that you can show compassion to someone who may be hard to love. Think about what they may be going through in their lives, or have gone through in the past. If we try to separate the person from the language, action or choice they have made we can be slower to judge their behavior.

Of course this is not something a Police Officer can use because they need to enforce the law, but I mean, you and I can stay away from anger if we can remember that behavior isn't displayed in a vacuum. For example, what if that person just found out that that their bookkeeper stole a huge amount of money, or that their spouse has stage 4 cancer. They enter a store only to find that they don't have the item they came in for. We may have no idea what happened, but we could give them grace since we don't know.

This can relate to us as well. What if you don't feel like giving grace at the moment? Maybe you are the one who has had the wind knocked out of you. Pray! Pray Pray! Many times we are called to go the extra mile. Believe me, I have not given grace at times, but looking back, I always wish that I had. We will never be sorry that we showed compassion on another when we think back on a situation. The truth is; at the end of the day, we want to look back at our day and know that we did our best, even in small things. Blessings to you!

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