Sometimes, I make a lot of mistakes. Words too hastily spoken, reactions stemming from fear or emotion, or just plain self-centeredness sneak into my day.
It’s easy to try to brush those mistakes aside as human nature, a normal response to pressures, or just needing to vent. But in the wee small hours of the morning, my heart calls them what they are: regrettable, disappointing, sinful.
It’s no secret that it’s election season in America, and the closer and closer we move to Election Day, the less kindness and grace and goodness seems to be found. And I’m not talking about the candidates.
It’s not enough to believe and express opinions but there seems to be a need to tear down others with an attack.
Kind of like my bad day moments, when my perceived suffering overflows and I make those bad choices.
I wrote on a sticky note a while back the words “Speak kindness and truth and love” and put it in my planner where I’d see it everyday. But it’s not enough for it to be in my planner or even part of my plan. It’s something I need to do.
So, we have less than three weeks until Election Day. What if we intentionally tried to use those days to do something positive for other people, to be a light shining in the darkness of someone’s day rather than just another cloud?
Galatians 6:10 says “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone.”