What a day, what a year! We all awake to the news of another calculated tragedy. I can’t help but wonder about the person who could pull off an act like this. Sounds like he lived a normal quiet life, did he know Jesus? Did they ever have an encounter? What happened to him? These are some things we can’t possibly answer this side of heaven.
However one thing we can answer is this, what are we spreading around? Do your words and your actions display unconditional love to all of those you encounter each day. What if? You were one of the people who shared an elevator with this shooter over the weekend? What would he have seen from you? Would you have even spoken to him?
Friendliness is easy and for the most part is totally free! I’m not saying we could have changed this man’s mind, we can’t carry that blame or guilt. That is not what I’m suggesting at all, what I am suggesting is that we have the free will of choices everyday. It is easy to get caught up, however if we want to change the world and stop hate we ALL need to be noticing the world around us. We must! We need to be concerned with others, if we are to mimic our lives after Jesus, then we should truthfully only be concerned with others.
Our self-centered culture is no longer a possibility, it is not working. We need to reach out and pay attention to the world around us. Each of us have been placed in a very specific location, love the people you are surrounded with. Don’t judge, don’t try to figure them out. Love God, love yourself, accept love…and then spread it around. Dont make it hard, share what you have with someone in need, open doors for everyone, smile as you pass people. Start small and it will develop into something huge!
If you are simply willing then God will use you. He sees you, He sees us all! We must begin with love…I feel certain most of the problems we all face are nothing compared to the victims of such an awful act. Be grateful for where you are, be content with what you have. We are all a blessed people, be mindful of your blessings everyday. Pray hard for those who don’t understand, and the key to everything I am saying today is this…don’t wait!
Begin today, be thankful for your life and now use it to spread God’s love all around! We can change the world with love…