Jessa I walked passed your preschool classroom one morning and saw you crying. You were sitting at the table with your classmates. You all were working on cutting out the shape on the paper in your little hands. I knew that you understood how to use scissors so I was curious what was wrong. Without you seeing me your teacher caught my eye and smiled at me. She came over and told me what was crushing your tender heart.
You had been cutting nicely along the outside line until you looked around the table. At that point you started cutting erratically. After several minutes of frantically cutting you started crying. When your teacher came over to check on you, you told her that you couldn't do it right. Your paper didn't look jagged like everyone else's. Even when she reassured you that you were right to start with, you didn't believe her.
Today the assignment is different but the challenge is the same. The way that God told us to treat people is much different than what is prevalent behavior in our society. However, Jesus lived out the basic preschool principle of the law in a perfect way. If you would like someone to do something for you then do the same thing for others. My prayer is we don't look around to see what everyone else is doing. Instead, may our hearts be tender and may we cry when how we live doesn't look like Jesus!
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you,for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Song from Summer Camp:
Love The Lord Your God