Can I wallpaper my office with this saying? LIGHT has been our Word of the Week, and when I read this it jolted me.
Oh, the people I love most are those who treat me as if all I am is good. They’re not stupid; I’m sure they see my flaws – but they choose instead to focus on the best of me.
Which makes me want to BE that best version of Brenda.
What a challenge it is to, instead of judging, to view every person we encounter through the lens of love…and then to treat them accordingly. That is my lifelong prayer.
Do you know someone like that? Thank them today for being the friend who whisks away our ugly parts with “the breath of kindness…”
And now, parting thoughts on LIGHT and our new WOW!
It’s sometimes so nice to JUST SAY IT. Not to dance around a thing but to be clear and candid…
The challenge, however, is for our honesty to be filtered through kindness. Dumping our truth on someone can sometimes make matters worse.
That’s why I always fall back on this one scripture: Pray for a DOOR to speak the truth in love.
(That’s a mashup of Colossians 4:3 and Ephesians 4:15 if it wasn’t ringing any of your bells.)
A door is an opening. Pray for an opening. (And I usually add, “And make it CLEAR, Lord!)
A brick wall is not an opening and requires a jackhammer to penetrate. And a hard hat (or head), if the work shoe fits.
When I ABSOLUTELY MUST SAY IT is exactly when I just need to swallow it and let it marinate in love a bit more.
Whether our Word of the Week plays out in being honest with ourselves or with others, let’s honesty our policy this week.
May it be a great one!