Thursday, October 8, 2009
The day after arriving home for the teacher training, I found myself asking Chris why he hadn’t cleaned this or done that. Even to me I sounded like a shrew.
I found myself thinking about something John Paul had said during our class: We can not blame people for not wanting what we have not shown them. Display God so that they are hungry. Then I began wondering how my shrewish behavior was causing a positive change in Chris. Was I helping him to reach for his best or was I pulling him down? How to I encourage others? Do I give them something that causes them to want what I have or do I put them off? My heart is to help people to grown in love and understanding. To know that they are loved, right where they are without judgment and without having to change to look like me. Face it, I’m human, and I screw up on a regular basis. I don’t live my life looking at a mere mortal, why should I require someone else live their life patterned after a mortal. I choose to focus my eyes and my steps on one greater than I. One that I don’t belittle by making Him seem smaller than He is, or view Him as a temporal one. He is eternal. He is truth and He makes me hungry for more of Him and His ways. Who are you hungry for?