Mom’s greatest gift is hospitality and her talent is manifested in the kitchen! Every time mom had a guest, she cooked Venezuelan dishes in just a matter of minutes. Mom’s servant heart always welcomed strangers with open arms. She believed ‘the best’ in people.
Mom now has Alzheimer’s disease and her health is declining steadily. Her servant’s heart remains intact so does her legacy.
Over the years, I’ve trusted people over and over again just like mom always did.
Unfortunately, there are mean-spirited people in the world and may even exist in our circle of influence today. We will never have control over their intentional, wicked acts; but we have some control over our initial shock and how we respond to the ultimate challenge.
We live in a broken world indeed.
When faced with malevolent masterminds, we may want to focus only on what is admirable, noble and of excellence. Pray for a forgiving heart and even help these lost people if the opportunity arises.
Jesus Christ was flawless yet he was judged, framed and crucified!
One of His humble, admirable reaction other than crying out in pain was ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Luke 23:34 NIV