An image and a thought for us all to think about as a new week unfolds.
During the past week I heard a story about a young man who made a genuine mistake. He was responsible for celebrating each time the home team made a goal by setting off fireworks so the town and the whole stadium could see and celebrate. As the game progressed he became so excited that when the visiting team scored a brilliant goal this young man pressed the button and fireworks soared skywards.
He later apologised and both teams laughed about the mistake.
BUT: For weeks from the spectators, friends, town folks and across the country and even from other places he began to get ‘insulting’ ‘rude’ ‘hate’ and condemning messages on his I-phone, in e-mails and even on his home phone. Such a relatively ‘trivial’ error heaped upon him such coals of condemnation he may bear the scars for ‘stupidity’ his whole life.
This ATTITUDE in society must be stemmed. I can only determine to do it as one person.
I can only challenge others.
Let it begin with us. Let’s determine that Mercy and Grace will be hallmarks of our lives.
Its not just in tragedy that kindness, compassion and understanding must be revealed. Normal people in normal life must show strong examples that we are all broken people and treat each other from that perspective.
Look this week around you. Where and in what circumstances can YOU make a difference.
Have a Blazing week!