Are any of my relationships—is even one—really pure? Unmixed with even the tiniest amount of self-interest, misunderstanding, impatience, emotional baggage, regret, frustration, neglect?
I consider each relationship as it comes to mind: interactions with my husband, children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, in-laws, relatives, step family, friends, church people, neighbors, acquaintances, even the strangers I meet.
Many of these relationships and interactions give me life and consolation. Almost all the time, I appreciate and enjoy them. But in both the give and the take of each two-way relationship, there is imperfection. Even in my relationship with the Lord, only from His side is it perfect.
“Help me, Lord, as I stand in relationship to others, to open my heart to you as a flower opens to the sun; to look for you every moment; to see you in others; and thus to find life and bring life into each relationship and interaction.”
Your posts always contribute positive thoughts to my day.
I have tried several times to comment on posts, but lately have not been able to do so. WordPress isn’t letting me in for some reason. Any idea why?
I’m still working on the creativity book and one day may have something to show you. Lots of research is eating up time, but it’s necessary (in my opinion).
Keeping close to His heart,
Catherine Lawton said:
Thanks, Ellen. I don’t know what the problem may be with accessing WordPress, but it let you in this time! And I’m glad it did. Enjoy your research. You are a blessing.