“What you are thunders through so loudly, I can’t hear what you say to the contrary.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those are such convicting words. Do my actions line up with my words? Am I truly loving and accepting of others regardless of what they believe or how they treat me? Am I reflecting Jesus to the world around me or do they seem a dim reflection because my sin and my selfishness so cloud out the light?
All questions I have to ask myself daily, even moment by moment. Obviously I am so profoundly humbled by God’s great capacity for love and grace for me. For I do fear that many times I am more concerned with myself than those around me. But if I do long for restoration in other’s lives I must face the self-sacrifice that comes with loving others well.