People say the most wonderful things…some of them true.

June 29, 2009

Yesterday a bunch of people gathered to eat and say nice things about my friend EJ.  He’s a great young man who is already making a positive impact on the world.  I beleive he will do great things for God.  As I heard people talking to and about EJ, I agreed with basically everything I heard.

But I had to stop and think.  Just an hour or so before we went to EJ’s celebration there was another gathering.  This time the people were saying nice things about Diane and me.  It was at times uncomfortable.  Some of the things people said were the kind of things I always hoped people would say about me.  Other times I could only be grateful that the part of me most people see most of the time is the nice part.  I know I try to be the person they were talking about, but fall short so often.  I am so grateful for the grace of God and grace of my friends.

Hearing these things makes me want to try even harder to be the person of God all these friends were talking about.  It also makes me realize that I could have more of an impact for good if I started giving true, positve input into the lives and hearts of my friends.  I’ll try to say something good, nice and true to everyone I meet today, instead of waiting to say something nice as they are driving away.

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.Sam (196)

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