posted on Jan, 8 2007 @ 02:28 PM
I posted this once before and got zero response and minimal views. Which is ok, it is what it is. But I'm posting it again now because I think
it's relevant. And if you don't, that's fine too.
I received this in an email a few months ago-
"Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is
rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.
Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student,
balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.
Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions
that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.
Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slowly through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this
moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.
Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we
hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to
judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.
Now even if you don't pray or even believe in a supreme being, I think there are some pretty good points to contemplate there.