Weekend Inspiration

Chaplain’s Message

Philippians 2:1-4 “So if there is any encouragement in Christ any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look no only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.  In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.”

Even though confined to his bed, 92-year old Morrie knitted hats for the homeless.  He has reportedly made more than 8,000 hats in fifteen years.  Instead of focusing on his limitations due to poor health, Morrie looked beyond himself and did what he could to place the needs of others above his own.  He stated that his work made him feel good, and gave him a purpose.  He said “I’m going to do this until I go home to the Lord”, which happened in February 2018.  Though most recipients of his hats won’t know his story or how much he sacrificed to make each hat, Morrie’s simple act of persevering love is now inspiring people across the world.

We too can look past our struggles, place others before ourselves, and imitate our Savior, Jesus, Who gave up everything for us on the cross.  As believers in Jesus, it’s our privilege to show love and concern for others through acts of kindness.  Even if we don’t think we have much to offer, we can adopt the attitude of servant-hood.  We can look for opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives by simply doing what we can.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for inspiring stories like Morrie’s that causes us to consider other’s needs besides our own.  You have blessed us with the lifestyles that we enjoy.  May we strive to bless others.  In Jesus Name I pray.

Amen.

Chaplin Ron

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