The world becomes much easier to understand and much less terrifying if you divide everything and everyone into friends and enemies, we and they, good and evil. The easiest way to unite a group isn't through love, because love is hard. It makes demands. Hate is simple.
Fredrik Backman Bear Town
The world is filled with so much hate these days. Battle lines are drawn, sides taken on so many issues each and every day. We have a tendency to approach the world with our heart set on war. A heart at war sees others not as people, but as objects to either overcome or to use. My own heart has been veering more towards hate than I want it to of late. So, I spent the week looking for signs of love. Love is hard, but it is very much worthwhile.
Ten Signs of Love/Things of Thankful
As the week began my husband and I were wrapping up a road trip from NC to KS. I enjoyed every minute of our time together.
We added an unexpected detour and stopped at my sister-in-law's for a wonderful bonus visit.
When I spent a day in bed feeling puny, my son brought me a chocolate shake and TLC.
No cost dental care was provided several of our students at school this week.
Our pastor sent us into the week with the challenge to recognize a heart of love vs a heart of hate and to foster the heart of love.
The presentation of Bibles from my church to the 3rd Grade Sunday School class.
A spontaneous family movie and dinner night that brought me joy.
Friends who selflessly cared for their beloved family dog and ultimately recognized when the time came to let her go.
The peaceful demonstrations and calls for change led by young Americans last weekend.