It just dawned on me that the secret for changing the world is for each of us to learn to be good actors. That sounds a bit flaky, coming from someone who espouses good health and abhors hypocrisy.
Yet it is not hypocrisy to act in loving, caring ways, even when we are struggling with our own inner turmoil. Not unless we are neglecting to also act in loving and caring ways toward ourselves so that we can grow and become more mature and healthy.
Finding the balance of caring and loving people far away that we may never have even met, caring and loving for people in our communities, and doing the same in our families and toward those in our direct care, all while not forgetting to care and love ourselves first. Yes, I said FIRST.
It sounds SO uncaring and unloving. Yet it's the most Christian thing, I'm convinced, and the healthiest things that we are called to do.
For many people, it's the most difficult of all.
Go love and care deeply this weekend as you think on these things.
Posted by Dee Ann Miller
at 8:13 AM CDT