Friday, September 05, 2008

Daily Digest #133

Lest you forget the things your eyes have seen . . . teach them to your children and your grandchildren. —Deuteronomy 4:9

Experience is a great teacher. It is when our character is tested. It is when we know ourselves better, revealing another side of our being that we have never seen before. No matter which role we play -- a good example or a terrible warning -- our experiences bring out life's important lessons. It is through experience that we learn about the truth first hand. Every experience is a testimony of God's love, grace and mercy.

Let us honor our parents and elders for sharing their experiences to us, imparting wisdom so we may learn to avoid or endure present or future trials. They may seem knowing and insistent, but they really know better because of everything they have gone through. May we do the same, or even greater than these. May their testimonials give us the strength and courage to open up and share the lessons that we can impart to others. May we also believe that even among dozens of listeners and spectators, at least one truly listens and relates to what is being shared... and that's always worth the effort.

Sometimes, even the cruelest or the most boring person we know teaches the greatest lessons in life. May we learn to focus on the message, because it may come when we least expect it. Pray always.

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