Are there people in your life who you are ignoring?
Are there people you want nothing to do with?
Are there people you can’t forgive?
Sometimes as I am driving around with my four year old son, I will hear him shout out, “Dad! They need a bag!!” He is referring to the Matthew Kits we have in our car. These kits offer supplies to people who are experiencing homelessness. My son always has his eyes open to look for people who might be in need, and he can’t wait to offer a little bit of love to the world.
There are days I can become callused to the needs of others around me. It is easy to see the imperfections. It is easy to think of reasons why I can’t help. However, our scripture passage this week calls us to look at the world with love. We are not called to fix every problem. We are not called to heal every wound. However, we can see each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. We can allow God’s Spirit to flow through us when we offer a genuine smile to our neighbor.
This week I hope I can be a little bit more like my son. I want to look out at the world and open my eyes to love. I hope and pray we can all live with this kind of faith…