all is good here in okc.
love your neighbor as yourself. I think i were to add anything to that i would say, "and do not be afraid to express it." i was reading in the paper and heard on the news a story of tragedy. I do not understand why things happen the way they do. I know there is a purpose and plan, i am not sure why sometimes.
This is one of those times. The story came across about the rain and how danger it is. Don't mess with mother nature. anyway, a cross country team from a local school was out running. Apparently they run near one of the rivers hear - it may be the Oklahoma River - i do not know. So several runners ran thru an area that had water run off. This run off crossed the path of the runners. a few of the runners were swept into the river. some died. some were injuried.
several things start running thru my head. as a parent, as a friend, as a believer, as a community driven guy who likes to help
i bounce in my mind my own thoughts about why this happened..but my thoughts quickly go to the effected families. are they connected? do they have a support group? is there family to help things thru? is the support connected to a church? what is my role or is it my role?
I cannot tell you how many times i have helped people put groceries in their car, or pushed a car out of an intersection, or helped someone on the road with a flat tire. I know there is inherit danger; but i am pushed to help.
all i know is this. keep up the vision - love your neighbor as yourself. First and foremost love the Lord God. but do not forget the very practical live it out. People are NOT targets.
Think about the people you see everyday. Next really mean that phrase that rolls off our lips so freely - how you doing? take a minute and listen.
From my desk in OKC