Amidst all the finger wagging and name calling what ends up happening is we start feeling good about ourselves, even when we should be doing more, because let’s face it, we’re not as bad as he is!
When our doctrine, regardless of our religion, outsizes our compassion, we are truly out of balance.
We cannot turn a blind eye to the needs of the refugee, just as a firefighter won’t ignore the dispatch tones. But we must do it with wisdom, so we can live to rescue another day.
Do we leave positive imprints on others that will live on after us? For thoughtful contemplation. Are we serving as powerful examples? Or, do we just use up resources for our pleasure?
It doesn’t take a much to bring joy. No, it doesn’t take much, but what it does take is an intentional focus off of self.
We aren’t machines that run non-stop; even apparatus is shut down and serviced from time to time. No, we have God-given perimeters that, when heeded, keep us safe, healthy and productive.
There’s a learned art of sympathy and compassion that must be utilized for moments when people flip between emotional turmoil and horrific cognition.
Key elements in growing ripe peppers, and healthy leaders! Properly responding to leadership fails often results in leadership wins. When we are able to properly help others in achieving their potential, it becomes a win-win! That's what we're shooting for!
For the church, “Come and get it” can no longer be the only ticket on sale.We have opportunities to be effective, relevant and healthfully engaging our communities - and we don’t have to plan any of them! It's about the art of loving people!
Today was an adventure. Pain, sorrow and joy all mixed together, and I wasn't where I was supposed to be, imagine that!