Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?"
~ Luke 3:12
It seems that Jesus didn’t have standards for the types of people who he interacted with. I grew up believing that church and life in general required standards, high standards. And most of the time I didn’t meet them. But slowly I learned that even I have a place in the realm of God. Even I can approach Jesus and ask, “Teacher, what should I do?”
I’ve learned the same lesson about natural beauty. I used to think that beauty was only found in the standard places – national parks, expensive resorts, private beaches. But I’ve learned that it is possible to find beauty in every location, every life. Even in a county park in arid central Washington state, surrounded by snakes, on a hot afternoon. Even in my life, when I am feeling dried up and cracked.
ACT: Every person is precious. Today, tell everyone in your family “You are a beloved child of God. I love you.”
This blog includes thoughts from various contributors at Seattle First Baptist