I’m joining with the Five Minute Friday Community #FMF, to share this short, but hopefully meaningful post written in five minutes (with no editing). Hope you enjoy!
I heard Nic Vujcic speak once where he described how his wife gave him a gift wrapped just the right way where he could pull and untie the ribbon with ease with his mouth. She had slit the cardboard box on the corners, leaving off the top, filling it with colorful tissue paper, and making it easy for him to discover the gift inside.
His story made me think of how we’re all formed a special way in our mother’s womb, each a gift in the world filled with people of all kinds, shapes, sizes, with limbs, without limbs – and we’re each given gifts in our lives according to God’s purpose for us.
But most of all, I thought of the gift of love, the most powerful gift of all. Through God’s love, we’re blessed wholeheartedly. Love can heal, love touches a longing soul, a lonely person, reaching in to the hearts of outcasts, sinners, and expanding through the universe to reach into our depths to realize what matters most.
For without love, we have nothing. We’re called to love God with all our hearts, minds and souls, and to love our neighbors as ourselves — to share a love that’s gentle, and kind and patient, in good times and in bad.