After you take the time to truly understand another person, when you are intentional about listening with the goal of understanding them, you find they become more human. They’re not a moral monster, a corrupt foe, or some deluded idiot. They are a human being that bears the image of your Creator, just as you do. They have hopes, dreams, and desires, just as you do. And they are pursuing Joy the best way they know how, just as you are.
Pumpkin Spice Latte or not, all new things are only worth enjoying if they channel our love towards Love itself, not the byproduct.
So a little over a year ago I was able to share the Gospel at my grandmother’s funeral. This video is only about 10 minutes long, but it contains the most precious truth that I know. It’s funny how the most valuable treasure that I have is something that becomes even more precious to me the more that it’s given away.
Today, do all you can to find nourishment not in yourself, neither in the comforts or pleasures of this world, but feed on the choice food heaven offers.
If you recognize your ruin, then through repentance and faith you receive your redemption, you will reflect your redeemer.