6.06.2013

Late Night Thoughts


I love people. A lot.

In my dream world I would want to sit down with every human being- all seven+ billion of them and hear their stories. I long to hear where they came from, their deepest fears and what their dreams are. But most importantly in my dream world I just want to listen to all seven billion people share their story. I want to soak it all in. I want to cry with them, laugh with them and be a listening ear that they may not have had recently.

I love people so much & yet I'm constantly ashamed of how often I pass people by because I am so busy with my own life. I am managing my time a lot better this semester juggling classes, planning a wedding and working but my heart still aches to be with more people.

I adore my friends and am so thankful for their blessing in my life but my heart aches for the people who we as a society on average choose to walk pass.

I want to sit with the prostitute, the drug addict, the woman who has been abused, the homeless person with no teeth, the lady at the grocery store that everyone seems to be annoyed with and the child that constantly gets bullied. I want to hear their stories, I want to listen to them. I want to be their friend so so bad!!

Why?

Cause Jesus loves them with the
exact
same love as the people we chose to "accept" in society

& I so desperately want to learn to them love them like Jesus does.

Tonight, in my late night thoughts I am thinking of all my friends who I've met over the years who I love so deeply and who society has forgotten. From my homeless friends in South Africa to the girl struggling with an eating disorder that no one knows about. I'm praying that they've found Jesus's love and praying that they saw Jesus's love shining through me- cause that's all I want.  Not for them to see me, but for them to see Jesus!

I'm also praying for more opportunities to sit and chat with anyone and everyone as we encourage each other to press on in this crazy and messed up world. Life can be busy but I want my life to matter. I want my life to have purpose, & I love finding purpose in listening to others share their heart. I know its little but like Mother Teresa said "do small things with great love"

Love a girl who would love to sit down with you and hear your story 
Maddie

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