My kids and I were eating lunch on the National Mall when large drops of rain escaped from the clouds. We quickly wrapped up our food and headed to the Metro station. Concerned a bigger storm was brewing, I wanted us to get on the train as quickly as possible. Since food is not allowed inside the train cars, I instructed my kids to hurry.
My son held up a small piece of his hotdog and said, “I’m almost done, Mommy. I have about 4 more big bites left.”
As someone who takes rather small bites of food, I stifled a giggle. I could have had that hotdog down in two bites. Then I thought of my husband. He could have had something 3x that piece of hotdog down in one chomp, a feat that amazes me.
Sometimes, life is like eating a huge sandwich, but not everyone eats the same sandwich and even when we do, we don’t all eat it the same way.
All humans have different capacities when it comes to handling various circumstances. How easy it is to look at our sister and think, “Why is she so upset over that? It’s not a big deal. I’ve handled worse.”
When instead we are called to encourage one another and lift up one another in prayer. The time we take to judge could be better spent praying for that individual.
I write this post, because I’ve been the person who has judged and I have been in the other role as well. What about you?
Hebrews 10:24 – 25
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another —and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
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