We live in a culture of excess. As a whole, we have an excess of food, possessions, and activities in our lives. Minimalism has become a new buzzword, and many people are scaling back. But as a Christian, what should our perspective be on this whole issue of excess?
Paul had a great desire for believers to live in harmony, and to love and encourage one another. But what does it mean to live in unity? What does that even look like?
“Give a Little Grace” has been somewhat of a mantra for me over the past year or so. When drivers do stupid things, give a little grace. If people say things they shouldn’t, give a little grace. When my kids are forgetful (again), give a little grace.
Our natural reaction to these situations would likely be to get frustrated with the person for not doing as we feel they should. But we don’t know what’s happening in their world. That driver who just cut you off may be headed to a loved one’s funeral… We just don’t know, so giving grace is a good thing…
I sat at my desk, staring at my to-do list. Not only was it filled with mundane tasks like washing dishes and scrubbing toilets, but today I just didn’t have the energy to face it.
Those chores would just need to be done again. Every time I wash a load of laundry, another dirty garment lands in the hamper. And as soon as I finish mopping the kitchen floor, the dogs run through — and of course, it’s raining.
A woman’s work is never done. Some days I wonder, “Why bother?”