Posted on in Saints Are Us by The Rev. David Marshall
Everyone has a history, everyone has their own story. It may not be a story you can identify with, it may not look anything like your story, but each one is valid. A condemned criminal, publicly executed, and scorned by his society — we call Him Lord, we worship Him!
Next time you want to fly by someone begging, someone who does not look like you, take a look inside and find that homeless lost person that is part of you. That can’t be true you think, well I never would wind up like THAT, I would not allow it. There is a connection between all of us, and we all are loved by the same Heavenly Father equally, the difference is how we love back, or rather how we are able to love back.
The next time a stranger walks through our doors, remember there is a story inside that person, and it is just as valid as yours or mine. For Lent let go of the judgment and look on that person with love.
See you next week –