Wednesday, June 5, 2013

toss the plastic forks

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3

Snap, crackle, POP!
Plastic forks, i have a love/hate relationship with them.  Using them with beans is a cinch, but throw a steak on the plate and watch out! The deeper you need to cut, the weaker the plastic fork becomes under pressure. It's a guessing game as to how many bites might be cut before the fork snaps. Real cutlery is needed for real, serious eating.

What would happen if we all put our plastic smiles away and became real with each other?  Can you imagine the healing that could occur?  Real life is hard... and we need to be real with each other.  As believers we draw comfort, peace and guidance through our faith. God provides us with what we need, including others.  Them for us, and us for them.

Father, in our little communities at work or other groups, we have an opportunity to move towards peace, when we are honest and available to one another. Help us to throw away the fragile, plastic walls of compliance and niceties.  We need the strength and ability to dig deep into the heart of others with truth, love, understanding and compassion.  

have a kind-filled day!

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