To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is burning deep inside of you? If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say?
(Author: Eric Handler)
I had to think about this one for a moment. Ok, a long moment. I pondered, processed, prayed majority of the day to try and figure out what my "personal message" would be. For 1 million people to hear what I would say. Its fairly simple yet has so many roots. It can be taken lightly, but has depth that, I believe, can hold its own.
Love God. Love Folks and realize you are just the vessel being filled and poured out.
If you are not a Christian, then only 2 words can really apply to you. So I guess first, my message would be to get Jesus.
Then you can follow along with the others.
Now granted, this is a choice. We all have witnessed it- in the Publix parking lot as you almost get hit by the absent minded lady driving the tank of an SUV. Or the last one to empty the Brita container in the fridge left it empty...again. You've met and heard of those who get behind the pulpit and take all the credit. We see the evidence of selfishness and lack of Spiritual leading when you talk to a child whose insecurities stem from lack of decent parents. I could go on....
It is a choice.
You don't have to do anything. You can keep your eyes, your heart, and your life focused on you...but what good does that do?
There are more but it all is rooted in this: Love God. Love Folks. (its biblical too)
Oh! and of course you have the Colle Parents cardinal rules as we lived under their roof: "Let us know where you are at all times and keep your pants on. If you do this we avoid a lot of problems."