All last week I don't even remember going to sleep. I know I did. I was up one day and down another. Being all things to everyone. Today was my day. Up early. First Sunday is the day we wear white. I have two white outfits and decided on the dress suit.
The message delivered by the pastor today was entitled, 'where do you fit in?' He brought the message from Ephesians 2. One of the things that he said today that touched me was that there is no room for critics in the church. He explained that we are called to fit together in the same way that a building is built - one brick at a time. If there is something wrong and that one brick is missing, the building has a hole in it and therefore cannot be considered finished. He said that when you come to church and you decide to make a church your church home, instead of complaining about what is going on do something about it. Another Oprah aha moment was had and then tears came down. That critic was me and every now and then I have a tendency to express my self out loud to people just to let them know what I feel about a situation. The critic in me made myself stop and pay attention and what I did was what the pastor said. I decided that I had something to offer the children of the church because they irritated me so. Talking, laughing, pushing, texting, playing games on an electronic device of some sort and all in all not paying attention. As young and old as I am - that saying, that children should be seen and not heard, is one that I really like. (smile) So "what you gonna do?" If it bothers you there is a need. If you see the need, then do something about it. If all you are going to do is complain, keep it to yourself. There are so many things that could change over night in this world if people would just care enough to do something. If that something means Occupy, Teach, Write, Speak, Love, Empathize, Work - something is out there for us to strive to attain. I believe the carbon footprint that each of us leaves should remind others that we were here, that we cared about you and your family and friends and that we loved.