Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
Mother Teresa

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Jesus humbled Himself.

He went from commanding angels...
to sleeping in the straw.

From holding stars....
to clutching Mary’s finger.

The palm that held the universe...
took the nail of a soldier.


Because that’s what love does. It puts the beloved before itself. Your soul was
more important than his blood. Your eternal life was more important than his earthly life.

He loves you that much, and because he loves you, you are of prime importance to him.

He points to the sparrow, the most inexpensive bird of his day, and says, “ Five
sparrows are sold for only two pennies, and God does not forget any of them…You are
worth much more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:6-7).

God remembers the small birds of the world. We remember the eagles. We make
bronze statues of the hawk. We name our athletic teams after the falcons. But God
notices the sparrows.

He makes time for the children and takes note of the lepers. He
offers the woman in adultery a second chance and the thief on the cross a personal
invitation. Christ is partial to the beat up and done in and urges us to follow suit. “When
you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind” (Luke 14:13).

The humble heart honors others. Again, is Jesus not our example? Content to be known as a carpenter. Happy to be mistaken for the gardener. He served his followers by washing their feet. He serves us by doing the same. Each morning he gifts us with beauty.

Max Lucado

1 John 3:16 (New International Version)

16This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

Blessings as we recognize His gifts this Easter Sunday ...

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