Over the weekend I turned on the X Games. I guess because I'm not brave enough to do those crazy stunts myself but I enjoy watching others do them. But it wasn't about the young crazy kids they usually have doing cycling, biking and skateboarding stunts. They were showing older adults doing snowboarding, snowmobiling and skiing stunts who were 'adaptive' athletes. They were paralyzed or amputee athletes. But they were not hindered in any way by their limitations. They did as well as any other athlete and better than I could do with all of my limbs working! I was bawling 10minutes into the show because I've been complaining about my life but these people have handled what they have been given with so much more strength and perseverance. I don't know if any of them know God or give Him credit for their journey but they have still overcome overwhelming circumstances to make their lives full and joyful.
Today I was reading Titus. It's a really short chapter but filled with good instruction for new believers. If you ever need to point someone to a chapter to about how to be a good Christian. Or they need to change their attitude but you want God to tell them and not point it out yourself, this is a good chapter to lead them to.
Another theme in this chapter is goodness. The first instruction is for elders, especially those serving in church. It says, "love what is good." My first thought was , wow, there aren't many of those kind of men around. I've said before that I didn't have a great dad and unfortunately those are the majority these days. But if people loved goodness, most of the world's problems would be solved, right? After that the phrase "do what is good" is used FIVE times, that's every other paragraph. Those words are instruction to everyone, young and old.
So try to think about doing good this week, maybe a random act of kindness or just some extra patience with your kids or spouse. God bless you all.