Thursday, September 17, 2009

Teaching our children to see Jesus in everyone

"The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners." Luke 7:34

Jesus is our prime example on how to treat every single person with whom you come into contact with. How we treat others in public is how our children will treat others someday. Recognizing Jesus in everyone is such a wonderful lesson for our children. Whether it is the sacker at the grocery store, the waiter who only speaks spanish, the cashier at the gas station, the mentally retarded in church.....seeing everyone as Christ will change your attitude on how you treat them. Ask them "how are you today?" Or look them in the eye and say "thank you so much". Acknowledge their many people don't even give them the time of day.....they just think they are a nobody. But teaching our children to love and respect everyone, no matter what their title is is a vital lesson in teaching them to love your neighbor as yourself. You never know what that particular person is going through.....loss of loved one, thoughts of suicide, recovering from cancer, loss of a take the time, the two seconds it takes to be Christ for that person and you never know...they might be an angel in disguise.

If you start performing this loving act of kindness, your children will someday. For we are their first teachers.

God Bless your Thursday!

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