I know you all will think I’m crazy – but what the heck – here it is:
I have a thing that I do at home – it’s all about respecting the dog. She gets the last bite of whatever it is that I am eating. (And we usually share meals together.) Whenever I eat chips for example, I don’t just give her the broken bits at the bottom of the bag, I look for, and give her some of the biggest and best I can find.
The reason being, that it dawned on me one day that how I treated the dog was a mirror of how I treated other people. And, if I could show respect to the dog. Then surely I could show respect to the people I encountered on a daily basis. It’s all about creating culture.
We create our own culture, so to speak, by the habits of our daily routine – especially the habitual actions that we do in community (community being wherever we find ourselves among people.)
If we create a culture of respect in all that we do and see ourselves as a vehicle or conduit for Gods blessings to others, and if we see our actions as the intentional blessings of God on another, then we create a culture around us where God is at the center.
No strings attached.
(and in this way then – are we not also in the habit of performing miracles?)