Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Old? New? Old? Are you vacillating?

Every once in a while we get a glimpse of what it means to look at others with the eyes of faith.  We may notice something that was previously obscured by our fear or prejudice.  Or we may have been distracted by our own interests to the point of ignoring the others.  Now, we may not literally intend to discount others.  But the fact that we do may place one more burden or sorrow upon somebody who could have been served wonderfully by simply being noticed.

Most of us are willing (and usually able) to respond to the call of compassion when there is an obvious need. Yet "often in daily life, when things are not in crises mode, it is easy to let our humanity overtake our Christianity; to let our old creation emerge and seek to challenge our new creation in Christ." (from Pastor Randy)

Pray that your vision and perception is clarified this week, especially if life seems calm.  Who might be looking for your attention or your gesture of Love in Christ?  Is there a situation that seems so common or routine that you tend to overlook it?

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