Happy Thanksgiving

When you come across a person who has wronged you or not been the most polite or happy person towards you…how do you react?

This kind of view was suggested by C.S. Lewis in his famous book, The Weight of Glory.

Lewis wrote, “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously – no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.”

Every person you have ever met will one day be an everlasting splendor in the presence of God or an immortal horror separated from God’s presence. Yet, few of us see people through that kind of view. Fewer still love people in light of that potential future.

But if we did love people that way, how might Jesus leverage our love to shape their eternal future?

Before you react or respond stop & think will this help them get closer to Jesus? Could my response make a difference in their eternal life? Is God using me as a crossroad?

What if He is?

Someone loved you and me to Jesus, and we owe everyone we meet the same gift.

Published by maryshannonhurst

My name is Mary Shannon Hurst, I am a mother of three children, and two grandchildren. Making the transition navigating my way through teenage pregnancy, motherhood, marriages, divorces and navigating sisterhood, job skills training, community relations, international relations, cultural relations, and educating children begins as soon as they are conceived from the foods that go into their mouths the nutrition that they eat, if they get enough sunshine, and exercise fresh air hugs and love and attention. I believe there is a reason and a purpose for everything, from scribbles, to spilled paint, over spray happens, paint bleeds, chalk dust gets up your nose you sneeze. Just like pollen in the air, and dust in the air makes you sneeze and some people pee a little but when they sneeze. If you make a mistake, or have an accident you clean it up. You laugh, a little or cry a little or a lot and go on about your day, you own it. Clean up your mess. Always find a reason to smile, find some joy in everyday. Always be kind. And Pay it Forward. Tell someone you Love them, Have a Nice Blessed Day!

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