Can we give the women we come into contact with today a break?
Can we just remember that everyone has a bad day sometimes? Can we just bear in mind that every once in a while they won’t be able to smile because if they do their face and heart will crack wide open? Can we remind ourselves about the possibility that her alarm didn’t go off and neither did the coffee pot, which sent the entire morning spiraling out of control? Can we extend the hand of grace to the tired and weary women that probably haven’t slept in days, yet they have an insurmountable pile of laundry waiting on them?
That break, that glimpse of understanding, may be exactly what someone needs to shake the weight of the world off their shoulders – if even for a moment.
“not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” – Philippians 2:4