Sunday, February 7, 2010
Who Is My Neighbour?
We heard the story of the Good Samaritan today at church. I really like that one. Our youth pastor preached today and he really made it real and practical for me. I hope I can be more aware around me for 'my neighbour'. Our Pastor Bill was such an advocate of helping and doing for others. Sometimes we get so busy and trying to live our lives, we just don't see if someone needs our help. Or maybe, like me, sometimes we see, but just don't 'have time' right now.... Or sometimes, I think, what I have to offer isn't enough. Today at church I felt a bit 'raw' - you know that feeling? I haven't been sleeping well and I'm struggling a bit with my emotions and feeling a bit overwhelmed and I wasn't really sure I wanted to even be out in public... You know that feeling? Well at a point in our service, we were told to go around and say hi to folks and welcome eachother. Just what I felt like doing. (We need a sarcasm font!) Anyway, I obeyed for fear of looking like a pitiful grump and got a few hugs and many handshakes out of it and was blessed by a few folks that probably didn't have a clue that I needed that hug. Anyway, I tell all that to say, we always have something we can give. Maybe a hug, maybe a smile to a cashier who is backed up instead of a frown.... We've got neighbours everywhere we go. And it works the way anything works with God - the more we give, the more we get back. Just thought I'd share the encouragement... Have a great week everyone.