Today is my birthday. I am blessed beyond measure and am Living Large. Friends have been posting birthday wishes on my facebook wall throughout the day. Many have called or texted me. I received a few cards in my mailbox and a dear friend treated me to lunch and her company. Yes, my family remembered as well. Life is sweet.
So what is there to be indifferent about? Lots of happenings in our world today are not in line with what would fulfill a great birthday wish, that is, as long as all the candles were blown out. Harmony on the planet. Wow! That is tough to even wrap my head around. Not meant to be, or it would be.
I recently read a book entitled The Other Face of God by Mary Jo Leddy. The book club I belong to chose this book. We finished discussion on the book last night and we all thought it was a great read. The reason we enjoyed The Other Face of God so much, is because it made us think and question and discuss and be honest with ourselves about the imperfectness in our world. And what do we do with that? How do we make a difference?
We first have to realize that we all make judgments on all sorts of events and people and circumstances. Not good. We base our judgments on what we know to be true in our foundation. What we think may not be right or wrong; it is simply how we think. Trouble comes about when we have to be right at the expense of being a good disciple. Serving in love, even when it is difficult, is a tall order. The other side of that is the thinking that nothing I do will make a difference anyway, so why bother? We can all take small steps to make a difference in someone’s day, to make it a little brighter. Pay it forward as the saying goes, and expect nothing in return except that warm fuzzy feeling inside that makes us smile.
Do we love each other enough? How do we even measure such a thing? Something to ponder, on my birthday. I have people in my life who love me. That is awesome! Guess I had better get busy and make a difference, after I enjoy a piece of birthday cake.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing.” Edmund Burke