Sunday, February 11, 2007
I spent the day at Trinity in Chillicothe at the Emmaus walk. It is so nice to be in the company of people who for the most part don't really care what you look like, how old you are, or any of the other things society uses to lable each of us. We are all there for one purpose to show others the love of Christ by serving them. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our day to day life that we forget how much we are loved and that we need to show others that love. Some people don't encounter somone loving them for no reason until they go on their Emmaus Walk. Wow if we all could grow up being loved by people for no reason. Think about the people in your church, office, school, neighborhood, or city. Wonder if they have ever been loved without reason. We all love people and certain people we have reasons why we love them, mom, dad, brother/sister, ect... What if growing up there was just one person in a teenagers life that loved them no matter what for no reason at all. Just because Christ first loved them. I hope that I can love people more unconditionally. It is so hard because society has engrained in us to put labels on everyone and we have reasons for being friends, enemies, for loving and disliking people. Hopefully I can get past the labels that we ,I, am so quickly to put on people when I first meet them or see them. Emmaus is not just for the pilgrims! I think that the team and the people serving also get something out of the Emmaus weekend everytime it rolls around.