Today is Sunday. Today I thought about the sermon Paul preached today. You’ve met some of these people. They might even be in your family. These are the people who are devoid of compassion. These are the people who are rarely moved to tears unless it affects them personally.
Sometimes these people spin a good tale about themselves as caring people who can be counted on for support and understanding. Sometimes they will look you in the eye and lie to you because they have hidden agendas.
Today, I received a call out of the blue from people I have never met personally. Today, they wanted to check on me and ask about Matt and Paul and myself. Just before the phone call ended, they told me that they loved me.
It’s not like I don’t have people who love me in my life, but this was such a special thing.
Over the past several years I have had people in my life tell me they cared but the action just hasn’t showed up. Don’t misunderstand, I am not feeling sorry for myself. It’s reality. Real love expresses itself. It is an action not just words falling from the lips.
The problem with real love is that there is always the risk of pain. Concrete hearts don’t feel pain because pain can’t get in and love can’t get out.
I suspect some of the people that I love and love me have a multitude of scars.
I take issue with certain people who we’ve loved along the way and it did not make a difference. Betrayal, pain, lies were the rewards of our love.
This is where my son makes me want to be a better person. He is a very forgiving, kind and compassionate soul. He refuses to hate anyone. He tries to see beyond the person and discover their motivations. Oh, it’s not like he doesn’t get angry and frustrated, but in the end, he talks it out and then moves on.
Concrete hearts can’t empathize. Concrete hearts only see their own needs. Concrete hearts don’t grieve for those who are suffering.
What’s the solution? Don’t give up on loving because we never know when our love may just cause a crack in that concrete heart.
Peace friends…spread some love. It is our highest calling. It is what will bring peace. It will be the only thing that can crack a concrete heart.