Friday, February 15, 2008

Love Each Other

My mother-in-love sent me this in an email at the beginning of the week and I just LOVED it, so in honor of Valentine's Day and the week full of LOVE I thought I would share it with you.

May it touch you as deeply as it did me!

Best Prayer I Have Heard In A Long Time...

Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing hi s apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father , remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

Working for God on earth doesn't pay much......but His retirement plan is out of this world!

Love Much and Pray Hard,

10 Mel's World Friends Comments:

Denise 12:43 PM  

Awesome my friend.

the mother of this lot 2:29 PM  

That's beautiful.

A Stone Gatherer 3:49 PM  

So good, so true! Thanks for the reminder!

Mari 5:15 PM  

This is a beautiful prayer and a good reminder!

Joy 6:13 PM  

This is so great; thank you for sharing this!

Joy

Just Mom 7:50 PM  

That was absolutely lovely.

Deb 9:31 PM  

We never know what is going on in someones life. Thats why we need to show the love of God to the unlovely.And have compassion for people. great post Mel:)
God Bless.

Just Juliana 8:12 AM  

That was a great post. It remind us to keep working and sharing the love of God. Thanks for this post. Love u!!!! Jules

Monkey Giggles 8:53 AM  

wonderful reminder

SharonB 11:18 PM  

On so many levels this spoke to my heart. Thank you dear one...

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