“When you do what you love with people who love the same thing, something is born into your midst and begins to connect you. When you walk with someone, listen to their story, carry their burden, play with their kids, that’s community. When you find yourself learning from them and inviting them into the family places in your life, that’s community, and wherever you find it, it’s always a gift.”
We started a series called “No Regrets” at church last week. I’m really enjoying it because regret is something I have always struggled with. Have you?
This past week’s message was about loving with no regrets and we learned about seven resolutions we can make that will help us love others and keep us from regret. I thought I’d pass them along to you today because I think they’re all such important things to be more intentional about:
- This year I will make amends with people I offend.
- This year I will forgive people who offend me.
- This year I will put the needs of others ahead of my own.
- This year I will thank people who help me.
- This year I will choose to believe the best about others.
- This year I will show loving kindness to people who may never pay me back.
- This year I will take advantage of opportunities God gives me to express love and reconcile relationships.
Loving others truly is the wisest investment we can make and I was so inspired by what Pastor John said about *real* love here…
So on this Thought-Full Thursday, and in the words of Shauna Niequist, “I pray that we would give and receive the most important gifts this year—the palpable presence of a Holy God, the kindness of well-chosen words, the generosity of spirit and soul”.
Thanks for being here, friend. 🙂
PS- If you’d like to listen to the rest of Pastor John’s inspiring and insightful message click here: Loving With No Regrets. And here’s a link to the previous week’s message: Living With No Regrets. They’re both really great!