MEDITATION – TO NOTICE BEAUTY in OTHERS

Greetings all, I’m sharing my meditation for today.  My reading comes from Mother Teresa’s book:  IN THE HEART of THE WORLD.

The title of the writing is:  TO NOTICE BEAUTY in OTHERS.  “One year I wanted to do something special for our sisters.  I sent out a newsletter to each one of them, to each community, suggesting that each one write down what she thought was beautiful in her sisters and her community.  I asked that each sister send her answer to me.  A thousand letters arrived.  Just imagine! I had to sit down and read each one, making a list of each community and all the sisters.  Later I returned the letters to the communities.  The sisters were surprised that someone would notice such beautiful things in them–that there was someone who was able to see them.  All of this fostered a beautiful spirit of love, understanding, and sharing.  I feel that we too often focus on the negative aspects of life, on what is bad.  If we were more willing to see the good and the beautiful things that surround us, we would be able to transform our families.  From there, we would change our next-door neighbors and then others who live in our neighborhood or city (community.) We would be able to bring peace and love to our world, which hungers so much for these things.”

Today, I plan to make a “special” effort to see the beauty in all I encounter, especially in the people I meet.  And, give thanks for the beauty of God’s Creation and tell the people about the “goodness” I see in them.

I pray that you all have a blessed day to see the beauty in all.  

Thanks be to God.  

Pastor Rich

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