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A couple of years ago I reunited with cousins I hadn’t seen in decades. Since they were older, I hadn’t known them well when we were children, but I knew their parents, my aunts and uncles. Rekindling our relationships has been a surprising delight. I have discovered new friends and learned family history.

This weekend we gathered together to keep the relationships alive. Sunday, my cousin Don, a retired Methodist minister, shared a lesson the Lord taught him in seminary that I want to share with you.

As part of his training, Don was assigned to work at an Atlanta, GA homeless center for women and children. Don, a college athlete, says he and his fellow seminarian, a former tank commander from Desert Storm, approached their assignment with an air of superiority. They pictured reading stories and playing games with six to eight well-behaved young children. This would be easy. [click to continue…]

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Comment by Debbie W. Wilson on October 16, 2012 at 1:34pm

Seth,

Thanks for your thoughts.

Comment by Seth Haigh on October 16, 2012 at 12:58pm
Debbie,

I'm not really sure if there is a best way. I am pretty new at this too.

I was sharing my nature when I wrote that. Though, I did click. Something about your writing let me know it would be a good thing. I would stick with what you are doing...it works and is for a great cause.

Be well.
-Seth
Comment by Debbie W. Wilson on October 16, 2012 at 11:59am

Seth, thanks for your comment. From your comment, do you think it is better to post the whole post and not the click... to the website? I'm still learning.

Comment by Seth Haigh on October 16, 2012 at 10:09am

Debbie,


Thank you for a moving and well written post.

I commented here so others might know it is a good thing to "click to continue". I most often pass by "click to continue". This is because I'm not big on being taken places without know the destination first. I'm glad I made an exception in your case.

Thank you.
Seth

Comment by Debbie W. Wilson on October 16, 2012 at 8:52am

His story woke me up too. Thinking that sores aren't nice to look at, and they can make us turn away instead of turning to the ones who need us. Ann, thanks for your thoughts on the reminders to get off our high horses.

Comment by Ann Musico on October 16, 2012 at 7:30am

What a moving post, Debbie.  It's amazing to me how much we can learn from children!  I know for me personally my own 3 have taught me so much about myself, God, love and life. The minute we begin to feel superior - to anyone - we are given the opportunity to see the truth - if we will be aware and sensitive to the leading of the Spirit.  A great reminder to me to pay closer attention today to those I pass.

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