Friday, March 12, 2010

Everything we do, let us do as unto the Lord

Hi Everyone,
This morning, as I was scraping sheetrock mud off the guest bathroom tub & floor of our beautiful new home, I thought about how I used to kind of "scoff" at the old Indian Prayer of "don't judge my neighbor until I've walked a mile in his moccasins". It came clear to me this morning as I scraped and then remembered what Jesus said in Matthew 7:12…New Living Translation"Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets." ~THE GOLDEN RULE~

I thought of many examples of this concerning our new home: each phase relies on the next to do the very best job that is possible. If the dirtwork isn't done right, the foundation isn't stable; foundation not stable, framing out of whack; framing out of whack…sheetrock not an easy job to do…and on and on. When it comes to my cleanup….sheetrock mud in the bathtub and on the floors is a nuisance to me.

I watched a movie one time called "The Doctor" where the doctor became the patient. It wasn't a good experience for him, but he sure learned what it was like to be treated like "just another number". I wonder how many of us would be better stewards of what we do if we were "on the other end of the stick". I didn't appreciate the sponsors of my concerts so much until after my first Pamper Me ladies conference. I knew what work went into preparing for the speakers/singers to arrive and what it took to get people there to sit in the chairs.

Maybe a painter needs to experience someone coming into their house to paint and how he would like the quality of work to be. Maybe a little closer to home: As a teacher watches his/her child be taught in another teacher's classroom, their quality of teaching for other parents' children might heighten.

Everything we do, let us do as unto the Lord.

God bless you today,Susie McEntire-Eaton

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