Saturday, June 27, 2009

Life Lessons

Sometimes people just amaze me. Plain and simple - the selfishness and just general ugliness is shocking. I guess I somehow walk around with a general opinion that people for the most part are good... and treat people with respect. Boy, does it come as a shock when people do the exact opposite.

The saying: "Consider the source" is particularly true at the moment, but it's no less disheartening.

I guess it just goes to show you that there truly is a light that comes with having Christ in your life - because honestly without him... I could have easily been a person just like that... treating others like pons in a giant game of chess. Or even worse... because it really is all about what people can do FOR them - and what people have done TO them.

Unless you can accept your own responsibility for your actions - you just end up being bitter. Which sadly pushes people away. So with that being said - I am so grateful that God is such an important part of my life... because without him... I certainly wouldn't be a light to the world.

I'm not a light everyday by any means, but I sure do try to be. It is a joy being able to share the love of Jesus Christ with those that are willing to accept it... and if they aren't - then at the very least I try to act in a way that would be an example of love.

I certainly hope that all of you are having a fantastic weekend - mine has been very low key... in hopes that I'll make a full recovery by Monday, but in an odd twist - my fever is back up tonight... so I'm headed to bed early in hopes that it will be gone in time for me to be the lead teacher in the 2-3 year old class at church tomorrow.


  1. when you are, by nature, a kind person, the unkind ones out there can be a bit shocking. It's amazing what the love of Christ can do in our lives... change us, mold us, and help us to forgive the unkindness in others.

    Hope that you're feeling better!

  2. People's comments really amaze me too at sometimes. Who knows what they are actually thinking.
    Oh no...I can't believe your fever is back. I sure hope that you are better by Monday.

  3. You know, people can be horribly rude and mean. It almost seems to be a hobby for some, and how pitiful are their lives that they would feel the need to do that. I do think that TV is somewhat to blame, so many of the shows spend time making fun of someone or being cruel (I can't think of any examples by name because I don't like those shows and so don't bother watching).

    I hope you are feeling better!


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