“It is easy to love the people far away.
It is not always easy to love those close to us.
It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home.
Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.“
As i was thinking about what i wanted to share with you this week, this saying from Mother Teresa struck me!
Isn’t this saying so true!
In my own experience, sometimes it is far easier to have compassion, concern, and acceptance
for the random stranger or acquaintance,
than it is to have those same concerns for those i live with day in and day out.
Why is that?
Why is it that we close our hearts to those we are closest too and open them wide for the stranger?
Could it possibly be that we fail to see God in those close to us?
We are only able to see their failings and weaknesses.
Have you stopped to acknowledge the beauty in your roommate, family, friend, etc.?
Can you see God in that person who is driving you nuts right now?
That is where true love for another begins.