All souls are precious in the sight of God. All of them, no exceptions. Sometimes I wonder if we mortals are capable of truly understanding such a magnanimous thought.
When we are completely honest, how often do we genuinely try to see other people as the Lord has asked us to see them? Do we let personal judgments or group affiliations stop us from loving ALL of God's children? We don't have to agree with, or even like the choices another person has made. But when a moment of opportunity is presented to us, are we capable of showing unconditional love? As adults, are we humble enough to be sincere advocates of the golden rule that we teach to our children?
The answers to these questions are definitely easier said than done, but that should not stop us from sincerely trying. Do we recognize the chance to show compassion when we see it? Are we even looking?
We need to help each other. We need to exercise compassion to one another. We need to give our eyes a break, let our ears take five, and use our heart more.
At this time of year it is more socially accepted for us to show gratitude for our blessings by caring for the downtrodden. But what about the other ten months of the year? I believe that God will hold us accountable for how much love we showed to our fellow man when it wasn't "easy", not how expertly judicious we were about exactly who, what, when, where, how, and why we should have compassion for one another.
So anyway, I don't have much else to say at the moment... I feel like this video makes the point pretty darn well on it's own.
This reminds me of a conference talk (wish i could remember the title and link it here) about treating each other as the best version of themselves.ReplyDelete
It hurts my heart to see people out there judging what another deserve. i.e. which "poor" people in their eyes deserve help,(from others or from the government) . Judgement can be seen almost everywhere: in a work place setting (who deserves a promotion or not); in homes, in society. The world needs less people trying to determine what others deserve and MORE people helping out, regardless.
It also hurts to see our veterans suffer as such. They sacrifice so much of their lives to serve our country.... Combat changes a person forever... they cannot un-see what they've seen.
I respect our soldiers so much.
I couldn't agree more. ;)Delete