I’ve chosen “Simple” and John 13:34 as my go-to for 2012, because I tend to complicate things and when I need to make the choice to love, I don’t.
Here are just a few examples of this before putting my One Word into action:
- Small group discussion time, I rush through the questions and completely miss out on conversation.
- When they needed me the most, I stop talking and try to avoid a friend because of their “sitch,” and how uncomfortable it makes me feel.
- My neighbor is outside. He’s divorced, he’s lonely and he’s cranky. He needs and longs for conversation. I hurry into my garage and into my house.
- My other neighbor is out pulling weeds. I don’t know his name, and I don’t know anything about him, simply because I’ve never made the effort.
Of course, in all of these true instances my wife and/or my children or somebody was watching. I am not proud of the legacy I am leaving behind. So in thinking about on my “One Word” for 2012, I’ve decided to dedicate my once a year post to complete this series, about “Apo,” and his legacy. Continue Reading…