Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
"Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up..."
1 Thessalonians 5:11
It's amazing how powerful a few words of encouragement can be! Many of us have jobs where we encourage people all day, but, in thinking about this, there are some people I tend to feel don't need any encouragement. Those who already seem so confident and self-assured, for example. Their bluster tends to leave me withering in their wake...they don't need ME to boost them up! But, in reality, maybe they do. Maybe their arrogance is masking a real insecurity, a lack of faith in themselves. Today, as we naturally encourage those who come easily to us, let's keep an eye open for those who may really need a kind, encouraging word from us, though they don't show it. Our day will be filled with people who need encouragement from us. Let's keep our eyes open and give it to them! Love, heidi