That’s what it looks like

Posted: November 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, This American Life. If you haven’t definitely visit the website right now and listen to the show.   Go ahead I will not mind at all, leave this post and go to the website. If, you are a fan of This American Life stay put and keep reading this post.  For those who left, and are now back start reading this post here –>

One of the episodes of This American Life was a story about a son who, went to Florida to save his alcoholic mother, and towards the end of the episode there was a line that really resonated with me. It was “maybe this is what salvation looks like for her”. The quote was in reference to the current state of his mother and I really appreciate this.

People are diverse unique and special, everyone matters and everyone has their way. When someone straps on their superman cape and attempt to rescue the lost they are often disappointed with the outcome of their heroic deeds. After feeding the hungry they will become hungry again, after sheltering the homeless for the weekend they may become homeless again, once an alcoholic or addict always an alcoholic or addict. What is the trick to avoiding disappointment, when one is in the rescuing business? Oh man, I don’t know, I want to say get out of the business now and avoid disappointment but for heroes this is not an option so let me say this then. Do good for goodness sake. Don’t feed the hungry or shelter the homeless or help the addict recover because of them do it because it is the right thing to do for you and realize that salvation looks different for everyone.

peace

john3c

 

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