Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In Service

Consider this:

You have a very bad day.

Your life feels cracked and your head is falling down the middle.

You feel out of control.

Might I suggest something? This is what I did today when I was feeling these things:

I was mourning over how few close friends I had to talk to...

and I felt a divine whisper...

and I called up a woman I am just getting to know...

she has just had a death in the family and was out of town...

I called her up and told her I've been thinking about her

and praying for her

and I wanted to invite her to get together


and talk together

and have it be

all about her

(this is the important part)

not about me

(when I really want to talk about me)

but about her

to offer my friendship

my love

my everything

to her and our friendship.

I called her and told her that.

(Well, leaving out the part about me wanting to talk about me)

She said, "Well, isn't that so sweet!"

I think she was really touched.

And she said we'd make a date soon.

I hung up feeling a warm spot in my chest

where the empty cave used to be.

I felt God fill my heart.

It feels good to give

without expecting to get

in return.

1 comment:

  1. You. Are. Beautiful. I just wanted you to hear that. To really hear that.

    How I love this post.


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