Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Food for Thought

In a society of "ME" centered people, it is important to have constant reminders of the people and situations that surround us.  I harp on this topic not to beat it into the 5 peoples heads that read my blog (ha ha ha) but as a constant reminder to myself and hopefully my girls will someday read my blog and have little reminders that it just isn't all about them.  Have you ever caught yourself judging someone or their situation? "Oh I would never...".  Be careful, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." John 8:7  

Below is an outline of Dr. Fowler's guest appearance at a local church.  Words to live by! Notes graciously provided by Nonny. 

The Essence of Christianity

Notes from:

The Transformative Power of an Enlightened Eye—Who is my Neighbor?
Dr. Ronald T. Fowler, March 25, 2012

Based on Luke 10

We must become a community of “Healers of the Wounded”
We must have eyes to really see the pain and struggle that others are going through.
We must give people reassurance that they are not alone.
We must remind them to give God the opportunity to do a work in their life.

Give them Shelter
The shelter of God’s word. Give them a scripture to hold onto.
The shelter of our arms. Love them every way you are able.
The shelter of the Father’s arms. Remind them of God's unconditional love.

Most important:
*Don’t let another person be devalued because of his current condition.
"A friend loves at all times." -Proverbs 17:17

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