My friend, may I ask you a question? Is it easy sometimes to hide behind our own comfortable, lives in order to avoid committing flagrant acts of love? Does it takes a “love brick” thrown by someone in need to knock us into our senses and remind us that carrying someone else’s burden is what true Christian love is all about?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m M. Clifford Brunner.
Years ago I wanted to watch a movie with my son. It was one of those flicks with lots of suspense and some pretty good “action” sequences. That was my focus when I came downstairs to put the DVD into the player and start watching. Unfortunately, my son had one more thing to do before he could sit down with me to watch the movie. It wouldn’t take long, but it had to be done. I found myself becoming impatient with Dan. My sense of time and his weren’t in sync. Something had to give. Yet, my impatience was overwhelming. It was so overwhelming that I couldn’t even see the fact that if I had given him a hand, we’d see the movie sooner.
Sometimes we buzz through life so quickly, we don’t slow down long enough to see how others might need us.
Here’s a story: A young executive was traveling down a Chicago street in his new Jaguar. He slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, a brick sailed out and smashed into the car’s shiny black side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed to where the brick had been thrown, jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid and shouted, “What are you doing? That’s my new car.” “Please, mister, please ... I’m sorry! I didn’t know what else to do!” pleaded the youngster. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop! It’s my brother, mister.” He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up. Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.” The young executive tried desperately to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. Straining, he lifted the young man back into the wheelchair. He then watched the younger brother push him down the sidewalk toward their home. The executive never did fix the side door of his Jaguar. He kept it to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at him to get his attention. (Source Unknown)
It’s easy sometimes to hide behind our own comfortable, little lives in order to avoid committing flagrant acts of love; and, perhaps, it’s more comfortable as well. Sometimes it takes a “love brick” thrown by someone in need to knock us into our senses and remind us that carrying someone else’s burden is what true Christian love is all about.
We pray. Heavenly Father, it is easy sometimes to hide behind our own comfortable lives in order to avoid committing flagrant acts of love that challenge us, consume our time, even leave us feeling awkward and perhaps afraid. Forgive us Father when we opt to take the easier path, the one that focuses on ourselves and not the person or persons in our life that need our love right now. Help us Father to not only respond to others’ needs, but to actively search for them before settling back into our own comfortable lives. Sometimes it takes a “love brick” thrown by someone in need to knock us into our senses and remind us that carrying someone else’s burden is what true Christian love is all about. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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