Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bread for the Journey


Life is short..
We have had a number of funerals in our church family in the last while. You often hear the words, 'life is so short', with loved ones wondering why they didn't do more for the one who passed on..maybe more phone calls, visits, sending flowers or sharing a meal together. We can't keep beating ourselves up because of it, often knowing we did as much as we could. It is a good reminder though that we can do more of those things for those still with us. So go ahead..make that phone call, visit your loved ones or plan a meal to share together. You will never regret it!
My Dad often said "give flowers to the living, don't wait till they are gone"..meaning not just in the giving of flowers but showing you care by spending time with those you care about.
God cares for us and we need to share that caring with others.

Philippians 2: 1-4
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but also to the interests of others.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful I love your postings

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  2. I adore this post! I hope my children have similar memories. Can I come next time and pretend I am a daughter? Heehee! I know I sure could learn a thing or two! :)

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  3. My husband and I have reached the age where we occasionally remind ourselves that this is when we'll see more friends and family at their funerals. Can't be escaped! Yes, it's important to "do" for somebody while they're living; it's also important to remind ourselves that we will never have done or said enough - there will still be those things we wish we could still say to them or do with them, not because we didn't do enough, but because we simply wish they could still be here.

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  4. So true, a life lesson easily lost in the hectic day to day. Thank you.

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  6. Beautiful... give flowers to the living :)

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