Sunday, July 06, 2014
I have been trying all week to get back to my prior habit of blogging each morning. Of course, life has gotten in the way. Today on the way to church as I tried to avoid the bicyclists who seemed to be were trying to commit suicide in front of my car, I was trying to get in the proper frame of mind for the service. I committed to making sure that I did a blog today. I remember thinking about challenges.
Near the end of the service, a loud child's crying came from the pew behind me. It was a child of about 8 who has some kind of mental difficulty. I know the parents only by sight, so I don't know if it is autism or something else. It took both parents to get him into his stroller and get him calmed down. As the mother hefted what i can only term a large diaper bag to her shoulder, I thought that no matter what my trials are, I have nothing compared to these people who I see every Sunday in church. I prayed for them and for me to have the compassion to look outside of my challenges to the bigger picture.
Yes, I have challenges. Yes, I had challenges with my children when they were younger, but it all pales when you see what others go through daily. It is always good to have your perspective turn outward instead of inward. Have a good Sunday and a good week.