She’s never made the New York Times Best Seller List or the Oprah Book Club, but I have to share something one of my favorite writers, Nancy Schneider, wrote on Facebook yesterday. Like most great writers, Nancy captured a meditative sense of angst I’d been feeling. Today, I’ll look inward. Today, I’ll spend some time in stillness and prayer. Today, I think I’ll read Matthew. Who’s with me?
With her permission, I’m sharing Nancy’s post for you to think about as well:
I want to stay aware of the plank in my own eye. I want to listen more than I speak. I want to give thanks for a warm bed and a full stomach. I want to examine my instincts when walking around my city’s downtown. I want to be open to inconveniences. I want to remember that I’m not the same person I was 10, 15, 20 years ago and that may also be true of my neighbor. #Beatitudes
Thank you, Nancy, again for sharing words I’d lost and couldn’t find. May the grace of God be with you. I’m going to be a good neighbor today.