Be devoted to one another in love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
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If each person did only these things...what a world we would live in.
We live in such a “me” society.
I hear people say things like, you cannot take care of anyone else until you take care of yourself
and I disagree.
It is my belief that you cannot truly love, or honor, or care for yourself unless you have love,
honor and care for another human being.
COVID has me thinking a lot about these things as we all scurry away from one another.
I think COVID has made us all acutely aware of how important our connections with each other are.
Being separated from our loved ones hurts us in more ways than we can imagine.
And, I believe, absents truly does make the heart grow fonder.
What we once thought was a trait we couldn’t put up with...a deal-breaker...
Suddenly becomes something we can look beyond, an eccentricity that has a quirky charm.
My mum and I differ politically. A lot.
I am devoted to her in love because she is my mother.
But also because I honor her story. I honor the goodness of her heart.
I honor who she is a person even when she and I differ as people.
I honor and love the mother that God made. I love the person that God loves
because that is what I am called to do.
I don’t need to change anybody. I don’t need to correct anyone. That’s not my job.
And because I serve, honor, love and and care for the people that grace my life,
And because I do my very best to see them through God’s eyes...
I am able to see myself through God’s eyes as well.
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