So a dear friend and mentor shared these words with me earlier today. After service I was able to sit down reflect and read the wisdom within. So as I have been given permission to share, please feel free to comment and reflect before casting stones, look at the person in the mirror
I’ve been in church most of my life. When I sit and I listen to sermons, sometimes I think, “Wow, my mom, my sister, my wife, my dad, my brother, my friend, they need to hear this sermon” or “This is a sermon the world needs to hear.” However, how often do you or I say, “Man, this is the sermon I need to hear; this is about me”?
I think most people in the world today believe that, if you make a policy, pass a bill, change the rules, it’s going to change the world and it doesn’t. A policy change is only as strong as the people who support it.
Jesus says, in the Kingdom of God, if you change one person, you change the whole world. That one person you ought to change is yourself. You change yourself and you change the whole world.
Prayer: Dear Lord, when I find myself wanting to change everyone around me, that is when I need to look at myself. Help me see myself through your eyes of love and discernment so that I can become the best version of myself. Amen.
Reflection: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” -Matthew 7:3
Thank you CH Addison Burgess for your wisdom, guidance and mentoring me
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