April 23, 2016

Just do it....with love, and grace

You probably have a lot to do today, or at least you may have a list of things you'd like to do.

How is it that the list will be accomplished?

As you go about getting things done, keep in mind that people are more important than things, and getting things done.

And yet, with that in mind, breakfast (food!) is very important, but if the thought of pancakes (and at my house, bacon, and homemade syrup go with those pancakes, or forget about it!), overwhelms you, then fix a bagel, or a piece of toast, with an egg perhaps, for those you love.

Service requires that you have others in mind, and that you think of them, and care for them.

You prepare for them, just like you prepare for you, for we are to love others just like we love self.

You need not be Martha Stewart-ish about the preparations.

Just do it; serve someone; do it with all the energy that you have in you.

And in that service, the woman, who loves God, will do it with love and grace.

Will you be tempted to sling a bag of bread their direction, and say, "Help yourself."

Yes.

Temptations are not sin; yielding is, but God will not allow the temptations to be too strong for those who love him (I Corinthians 10:13).

Do you love God?

Then you'll be serving others just like you serve yourself.

That is truth, and that is love.


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