A Prayer for Today: I love things like this that help us keep the faith and provide the courage to continue fighting the good fight.
"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 his
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.