Wednesday, October 29, 2008

This week I feel like I have been reminded over and over again about people. About loving people and loving them through and in spite of their sin and flaws. About how much we are suppose to love. No matter the situation, no matter the day or its trials. No matter our struggles and our worries. Our lives are a time to love. And not just loving those we like, they are easy to love (well most of the time) but loving the ones we don't so much like. Loving them is the struggle but its also the opportunity to share a part of yourself, a part that comes from God. The part that is God, inside you, your heart.
My heart in tender today, and has been this week and weekend so forgive my mumbling. People are our ministry they are our lives, remember to love them. Remember to show them that you love them. If its letting them over in traffic on your way home, or holding the door, helping someone with their arms full, remembering to speak with a kind voice and un-hasty words.
I think I am reminded to take the chance to be the person I wish someone would be to me. "Treating your neighbor as you wish to be treated" we have strayed so far from this simple proverb. But how far will we continue to stray. Take the time to be that person for someone else, even when you don't feel treated that way, because thats when it matters the most. You may be the only person to show Jesus to someone, don't miss the opportunity.

This is a sweet photograph I took this weekend at Baker's Farm of Cory and his nephew. It just reminded me of how much I love Cory and I hope he, among the others in life know how much I love them and cherish every moment I get with them.


Sue said...

These words are SO TRUE! I, too, hope that I am kind each day to others.

Nana said...

You are such a sweetheart Kamin! An amazing young woman :)

Amy said...

Especially during this election season, I find myself thinking more and more about this aspect of kindness. As Christians, we claim to "love everyone," but many times, we are the most unkind and judgemental. It hurts my heart to see how we often treat "the least of these." I have been guilty of it, but now I find myself more and more aware of my/our actions. I am so glad that you are truly a kind soul, and that you are aware of the importance of kindness.