What if I told you the healing came in the pain? That resetting whatever got hurt or broken In you was where the healing started. That healing and love could be found in a group of people that society judged instead of a group of people who's religious teachings commanded them to love their neighbor. To love their neighbor, no matter the adjective before the word neighbor.
"And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31
I struggled with a coworker this week. I was my authentic self and that hit her spirit wrong. And it was her reaction to that, that made me struggle to find my peace in the situation from there. I struggled to be grateful for the loving heart I have.
What if we looked at our reflection to see our hearts and how we love people? If that was our measure of our worth. I want to be known for how well I loved people and that I gave my all to make a difference.
I want to see people with the eyes of God.
I want to love people with the heart of A Savior.
I want to help lay hands on people with the hands of The Healer.
I want to meet people where they are with the heart of Jesus who is the reason we are enough no matter where we are or what we've done.
"be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect" Romans 12:2
There's transformation in Grace.
There's forgiveness in Mercy.
There's love everlasting in Jesus.
Who wouldn't want to grow into that?