Be a Blessing

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We've all seen them…dirty, disheveled, smelly…and HOMELESS. As we drive by, we watch them…partly out of curiosity, partly out of compassion. We wonder; how did they get to that point? What is their history? Where is their family? When did it get so bad? Are there drugs involved? Were they abused? Have they been arrested? Are they hungry? Where do they sleep? Do they need medical attention? How long have they been on the streets? Unfortunately, we also are skeptical. Is this a scam? Do they make more money than I do? If I give them money, will they just buy alcohol? Is this an act? Am I being a "sucker"? Why don't they clean up and get a job? Where did they get the materials to write that cardboard sign? Some people hand them money out … [Read more...]

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Mr Rogers

"Love your neighbor as yourself": If we break down this Biblical scripture and common phrase it will take on a new light.  Here are a couple of powerful questions:  If you love your neighbor as yourself, yet you don't really love yourself...does that mean you don't love others or treat them as well as they deserve to be treated?  On the contrary, if you really love yourself, do you actually love others and treat them better than if you didn't?   I have observed these correlations in people over and over again, and have found them to be true.  If you feel this is true for you, you may either feel great about how you think and behave or you may feel like you have some work to do.  If you find yourself judging others, thinking nasty thoughts, or even being grumpy toward others, then you … [Read more...]

The Golden Rule

aretha

We all know the Golden Rule: "'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".  I think all kids learn this from their parents at one time or another.  Yet to consistently implement this simple rule gets arduous at times.  If someone does us wrong, it seems just and right to do a harm in return. But, if we remembered and used The Golden Rule...we could stop the ugly cycle of nastiness in it's tracks! If everyone put this rule into practice, can you imagine what condition this world would be in? There would be love, kindness, generosity, and gratitude.  There would be no fighting, no war, and no hunger.  There would be no littering, there would be no child abuse, no theft, no lying, and on and on. I think this rule can be boiled down to one word, and that word is R-E-S-P-E-C-T! We … [Read more...]