I walked Campus this afternoon. It is a habit or perhaps an addiction of mine.
I could not help but contrast the lovely weather, today, with the frigid conditions that we have endured this winter and the flooding rains that have recently befallen us.
We seek renewal and re-awakening and re-birth.
At times, dark clouds, can cover our lives and the hope of the sun shinning again can seem remote.
It can be so cold…that we feel that, perhaps, we will never be warm again.
Our life experiences can be so traumatic that we have great difficulty, remembering, when things were good and peaceful and bright.
‘For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
‘The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;’ Song of Solomon 2: 11-12 KJV
I have always believed that every person that I meet, on this road of life, I met for a reason and a purpose and it is incumbent on me to not hurt that person.
I learned, many years ago, that as a supervisor and a manager, and even before that, as a church leader, that often, what I said was taken very seriously by the person that I was speaking with.
From my perspective or looking out of my eyes…or living in my head…I witnessed that, an off hand remark, could be troubling and worrying and disconcerting to others.
I, am one of those people, who believes that God is watching and waiting and observing how we treat each other…or if you are looking for God…or if you want to find Jesus…look at the person that is next to you…and start there.
I have never been sorry for a kind word that I have said…and I have never been happy with a harsh one.
I, often said, when I was a manager of a large group of people…that if I erred…I wanted to err on the side of mercy.
That is what our Creator is doing with us.