Dear Sweet Friend,
This morning I called you my sweet friend. I know that in your heart you are loving and merciful. This week, be kind to everyone, including yourself. Life is tough and everyone is going to make mistakes. It is part of being human. And we are not all alike. We come in many colors, races, religions, and sexual orientations. We are human, all together, one family under God. And it is not our job to judge others. Choose what is right for you, for your family, and allow others the same opportunity to live their lives as they feel led. Let’s lift others up. Reach out your hand. Do what is right. Racism is ugly. Sexism is ugly. And pointing fingers is ugly. Let us not accept hate speech. Love and accept others who are trying their best to get through this very day. Bend down and lift up your brothers and sisters. Love lifted me. God’s mercy and grace saved me. And we are called to “love one another as I have loved you. By this they will know that you are my disciples” (John 13: 34-35). Let others recognize that you are a Christian by your love.
Do and say what you know is loving and merciful always, Linda