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Simply Love

Isa. 55:10-13; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23

 

I am often asked "What kind of training do you have to have to do your work?"  And I think of Shaggy who is 45 years old, a drunk, homeless for thirty years, he comes  to my door each night for a pair of socks and food. In whatever mood I am in, I come down with food and socks, and we talk, he is drunk, and mouths off, but I know why he comes--he wants to be loved, for who he is. He wants to be recognized.

 

Will Durant said:

"Love one another. My final lesson of history is the same as that of Jesus. You may think that's a lot of lollipop but just try it. Love is the most practical thing in the world. If you take an attitude of love toward everybody you meet, you'll eventually get along."
 
The only training we need in life is to learn to be present to each person--regardless of who they are, without judgment, and love them despite themselves, and what we learn from doing that is that we are all broken, human beings, on the same journey, in need of love and nothing else matters.
 
So rather than philosophizing about solving the world's problems, just reach out and love the person in front of you--buy them food, speak to them, simply  be present with them--love them.
 
Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!
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+Fr. C. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min.
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San Francisco, CA 94164
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