“Humble and Kind” reads like a parent’s letter to a child who’s about to fly the coop, with the protagonist compiling a list of important life lessons, including “Don’t expect a free ride from no one,” McGraw sings. There was even a book released by the same name in May of this year.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
I know you will pay close attention to the facial expressions, the eyes, the souls featured in this video. Though a fictional video, this next one is real, and shows the same humility and kindness in the eyes of the human beings in it. Click here to view. This video was taken after the police shootings in Dallas, showing people of all walks of life and of every color lining up to hug and encourage Dallas Officers. I wept the first time I watched it.
Every beating heart has a story. If you and I would be more humble, kind, loving and more compassionate towards those in our path, what a better world we would be living in. I know, it sounds so simple and perhaps naïve, but I do believe there is truth to this. As a caucasian fifty-something woman, I am praying about my response to the tragic events in our world today. Let’s all begin to look for the good that is in the world. Click here and here for some “good news” stories that have gone viral since these multiple shootings have occurred.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
My friend, Jessica has definitely given me many things to think about with this recent blog post:
#Justicefor__________(the name may change, but the story remains the same) and another blog post shared by my friend, Shari, was good food for thought for me. It’s entitled We Need Rescue on a blog called Finding Melodie: Losing. Grieving. Mourning. Loving. Living.
How about you? What will your response be to the horrific events in our world today? Where does your strength come from? There is always hope.
I look to the mountains; does my strength come from the mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven and earth, and mountains. He won't let you stumble, your Guardian God won't fall asleep. Psalm 121:1-3 The Message
Click here to listen to Lee Greenwood sing “God Bless the U.S.A.” and click here to listen to Alan Jackson sing “Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?“and here to listen to Tim McGraw sing “If You’re Reading This.”