Create beauty, build relationships and promote peace and justice. If you want heaven to meet earth those are the things you can do. Last Sunday Reynold Friesen one of the pastors at our church talked about the ways we can be portals or conduits of God’s loving spirit in the world. How can we help heaven meet earth?
Reynold’s suggestions made sense and as I thought about them more this week I realized what good role models our parents have been in making those things priorities in life.
1. Create beauty with music, drama, writing, art, flowers, baking or other endeavors.
2. Build relationships with family members, work colleagues, neighbors, friends and those in your faith community.
3. Promote peace and justice- Stand up for what is right and good and extend a helping hand to those who need it.
Create beauty, build relationships, promote peace and justice. Those are three good guidelines to chart our course in life. My husband and I are fortunate to have had parents to provide valuable lessons in the implementation of those three priorities. Now we just need to try and follow their example.
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