“He made the entire human race...with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and...actually find him. Acts 17:26~The Message

Gentle reminders of how God has blessed us are there in His word. Time, the opportunity to share in the diversity of life, is there if we choose to live in the moment. Choosing to listen, really listen to others, to hear, really hear their stories can give us a glimpse of Christ within. It’s not easy. Letting go of our preconceived ideas and beliefs is tough. God is constantly putting opportunities in our path to stretch and grow in His love.

“The biblical story of creating makes it clear that the great variety in creation is not a matter of some things being better and other things being worse. The repeated refrain is “And God saw that it was good.” The diversity is goodness abundantly expressed.”

“We are free in relationship to each other, discovering an equal acceptance. Other persons are not enemies to fear, not superior beings to envy, not deadbeats to avoid. In Christ every person is or can be experienced in a new way, a person we are free to receive and love without fear of being diminished or intimidated.” The Traveling Light

Jesus, Loving Spirit,

We are so thankful for your love that knows no boundaries. Help us to see with your eyes of compassion and forbearance. Open our spirits to your presence and keep us from missing the opportunities you put before us. You are the surprise and joy in our lives.

Lois Autterson

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