Thoughts on Grace. These are the moments when we "let go and let God" and live in the present moment.
We have a used bookstore in town that contains a treasure trove of spiritual classics. I can often be found there digging through the shelves searching for books to read. They had so many books in stock this time that I had an easy time browsing for good ones. This week I picked up three books by C. S. Lewis, a book by Mother Teresa, and a book about St. Padre Pio for just over a dollar a piece. What a bargain! The one by Mother Teresa is called Words to Love by...
In one section of the book she speaks about families. Here are a few words from her:
Love begins at home.
If we do not love one another who we see 24 hours
how can we love those we see only once?
We show love by thoughtfulness
by sharing joy
by sharing a smile...
Through the little things.
A little child has no difficulty in loving,
has no obstacles to love.
And that is why Jesus said, "Unless you
become like little children...."
Mother Teresa's words are always simple and filled with wisdom. I have read some of the passages
in this book over and over again. Not because they are difficult to understand, but because they are so
filled with truth and beauty it just makes a person want to savor them and reflect on them more deeply.
I'll end this post with a picture Randy took while we were visiting an amusement park this week.
I am quite sure this is NOT what Mother Teresa meant by love. But...hey...you have to discipline your kids somehow and I'm against spanking :-)