I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "common." I've missed the party and my people the last several weeks. I need to get back into a routine! Love you all! We'd love to have you join us. Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there!
When I was in college, I acted in the play the Diary of Anne Frank. Something Anne said always jumps out at me, "Despite everything I still believe people are really good at heart." I don't know about you but in the days following the election, I have had a hard time believing in these words as we have not been so kind to one another. We havent loved our neighbors as we love ourselves.
I am a woman who is always a lover and not a fighter. Yet I too even have not been the best example of being kind. I have had to pull back and ask for forgiveness for things I said. Not my finest moments in life. But now days later, I have been able to look back and see perspective
We have more in common than we realize. But sometimes our glasses get fogged up and we forget to wipe them clean,. We forget that we are individuals who are called to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God. I want us to remember the one thing that we all have in common is that God calls us to be people of love; a love that we freely give to all God's beloved people.
And I want to close with the entire quote from Anne Frank because I believe they are appropriate in these days. "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply cannot build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness. I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too. I can feel the sufferings of millions, and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty will end. And that peace and tranquility will return again. In the meantime, I must uphold my ideals. For perhaps, the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out!"