Wednesday, March 02, 2011
One Small Step At A Time
When we think of making a difference, we think about making the world a better place for the next generation, not taking care of people who have no future. This is one reason we are quick to push the incontinent into "managed care" staffed with "skilled nurses." No question that this is indeed a necessary move for many families—I had to do it with my own father, sad to say. But let's face it. A fair amount of our motive is mixed. How much skill does it take to clean up excrement from an elderly body? Mostly it takes forbearance—and a willingness to give oneself night and day to something that, according to our usual reckoning, is not all that significant.When God chose to take on human form, be crucified and resurrected - we too, "had no future."
Some would argue, "But God saved ALL mankind." I would respond, "Yes, He is still doing so - ONE PERSON AT A TIME."
Think about it.