Friday, September 25, 2015

we've all got problems

Today's readings: Isaiah 45:11-48:11, Ephesians 4:1-16, Psalm 68:19-35, Proverbs 24:3-4

Our lesson today is simple.

"Be patient with one another, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love."

It is tempting to think that you're perfect and everyone else has issues. But if we're really honest, we know that there are things that all of us struggle with. It is easy to see, when you really step back and think about it, why it's so important for us to be patient with each other's weaknesses, and to love each other. If everyone does this, the world is a really great place to live. If no one does this, the world is a horrible place.

So let's take Paul's advice today and be patient with each other. Let's let other people make mistakes. Let's pick up each other's slack. Let's be there for each other.

That's love.

Thank You, God, for showing us how to make the world a better place through something so simple.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

This is so much the message from Pope Francis too. His walk and his talk is that very theme. He has shown an amazing attitude of tolerance for others and love for all of Gods creation. His love for the least of these, does not just show in his actions but in his expressions and body language. He appears to be a bundle of joy and a energized bunny. Few humans could follow his schedule the last few days and still take time for others. God has His hand on him. Pope Francis has a heart filled with Jesus. I am in awe.