Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Family values.

Heavenly Father, help us to recall that the person who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and was rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children. Please watch over them and bless them.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares. Please watch over him and bless him.

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 mankind. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive. Help us to show patience, empathy and love.
Amen, from the Family.

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