along with being the first day of fall
(cause august still sounds too summery...
AND it rained today!)
this weekend is for conference
8 hours of wisdom and goodness.
already, i have been given a swift kick in the spiritual pants
and i am excited for more.
"Charity is having patience with someone who has let us down. It is resisting the impulse to become offended easily. It is accepting weaknesses and shortcomings. It is accepting people as they truly are. It is looking beyond physical appearances to attributes that will not dim through time. It is resisting the impulse to categorize others.
...In a hundred small ways, all of you wear the mantle of charity. Life is perfect for none of us. Rather than being judgmental and critical of each other, may we have the pure love of Christ for our fellow travelers in this journey through life. May we recognize that each one is doing her best to deal with the challenges which come her way, and may we strive to do our best to help out.
(RS Broadcast Sept. 2010)
I needed that.