Monday, March 17, 2014

How Do They Feel?

Colossians 3:12 (NLT)
Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

And from Maya Angelou – “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

I can’t believe it’s been a whole month since I last blogged!  I’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of travel, gymnastics meets, cooking for crowds and then catching up.  I feel like I can breathe again.

In early March, my sister and I commemorated my mother’s birthday by serving others.  Today my brother sent me this Maya Angelou quote because it reminded him of Mom.  Betty spread the Gospel without using words.

Think about it.  How do you make people feel?

Do you look into their eyes and say their name?  Are you hurried or are you present in conversation?  Do you listen more than talk?  Do you truly hear their concerns and remember to ask about them the next time you meet?  Do you show up to laugh and to cry?  Do you overlook offenses?

Do you spread the Gospel in the way you make people feel?

1 comment:

  1. This is a timely reminder for me in the midst of a full week. "Be present, not hurried in conversations." I want people to feel heard and cared for. Thanks. Your mom was a pillar of strength. I think of her as bubbly, and strong. She served with her whole heart. You could count on Mrs. Alger to be one step ahead of you without making you feel one bit bad about it. She (with several other friends) hosted my lovely wedding shower on the pool patio. I have her yummy blueberry muffin recipe. Happy Birthday Betty!