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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stop—Don’t Read another Word Until…!

You need to act on something right now. If you don’t do it immediately, you may lose your chance forever and regret it for the rest of your life. 

Your family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones long for that small or large gesture that show that you care about and love them. All about us, people feel alone and miserable even while telling you that they are fine.  Many people try to kill their pain and hopelessness with liquor, drugs, gambling, irresponsible sex, and other addictions.

Do you love someone trapped by unforgiveness, resentment, or hatred, maybe your neighbor, cousin, grandmother, or brother. Who is hurting in your family and neighborhood?   More important, how does that involve you and what can you do about it?

Maybe you need to comfort, forgive, or ask for forgiveness for something?  Perhaps you will never get the chance if you don’t do it now. Stop—don’t read another word until you try to reach someone you know who needs your special voice, your touch, and your forgiveness.

We just lost another family member to an untimely death this weekend.  Never again will he call; never again will he write another card or letter. Whatever unfinished business existed last week remains undone forever.

A whole string of family members departed this life way too soon in the past few years.  The deaths of young friends shocked us to the core.  No one ever promised us tomorrow.  It could be too late then.

Run to the phone, write a note, compose a private message on Facebook, or whatever, but reach out to someone precious today.  Let him/her know of your love, friendship, or concern. Give her comfort, forgive him, hug your child everyday, and don’t let the sun go down on your anger.  Laughing and enjoying life together adds layers of richness to our lives.

In the book of Mark in the Bible, a scribe asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment.  He answered:
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment."

"And the second is like, namely this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these."  Mark 12: 30-31 KJV

1 comment:

  1. Well said, and timely, Akalinus. We allow time to pass, and it is gone, opportunity to interact with others and express our love for them is gone. Again, well said. So sorry to hear about your loss. ~Raymond