Looking for some inspiration today. Feelin’ a bit low. So – I ran across this great post from Can you hear me now? about hospitality and lack there of. The rest of my ramblings pale in comparision to this post, so go read it.
Going across country with my baby sister, and now this post, has reminded me of one very important thing I seemed to misplace: love your neighbor as yourself and be kind, tenderhearted, forgive one another. My sister, the most amazing not-Christian, has shown me these qualities and has them in spades.
I am not sure where along the lines this happened, I got crabby, but it is time to put it aside. I have been snapping at people, occasionally using the f-enheimer, and generally been unpleasant to be around. I have forgotten what a joy it is to be me. Somehow, I got this wierd thing, kind of like a rash, where it is all about me, how hurt I am, how the slightest thing like not having wireless, or my co-workers bugging me on vacation or not doing something my way, and so many more examples, have made me unpleasant to be around, difficult to talk to, and all around kinda gross to be in my own skin.
Today is a new day. God give me the heart and kindness to see the logs in my own eyes, give me the heart of compassion and joy that I know you long for me to have. In the words of Ghandi – let me be the change that I wish to see in the world. Take the hurts, my pain, and heal my broken heart. Lead me and guide me to be more like the person you see me to be. Where there is darkness, show me the light so that I might sow and spread it. All in your name, Amen.