Monday, September 5, 2011
"Live as you wish your kids would...." unknown
I try to do just that, but sometimes I fail, just as any human will. We have tried to instill in our girls that they should live by the "Golden Rule", you know, "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." as found in Mark 6:31 ASV
So often in life this is just not possible. People just won't let you treat them as you'd like to be treated. BUT...........
That is where the definition of "Saint" comes in. You MUST treat them as you'd like to be treated even when they don't deserve it. Especially when they don't deserve it!
Let's pretend you're driving along in heavy traffic, someone cuts you off and your first inclination is to question their sanity or even their parentage! But ~ stop and think, maybe they are not paying attention because they are on their way to the hospital to be with a loved one before surgery or even death, maybe they just lost their job, maybe any number of life altering events may have occurred and there you are with your attitude of injured pride screaming obscenities at them.
How would you have like to have been treated should that other person been you instead?
Will this humble blog make you stop and think, or even change one thing you might do tomorrow? I'd like to think so. I'd like to think it will make me think twice about my reactions to the daily grind.
Like we say in the CMA (Christian Motorcyclist Association), "Changing the world, one heart at a time." Maybe the first heart I should change is mine.
....something to ponder.....