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Show up! Written by John Roedel
“Me: Hey God.
God: Hey John.
Me: I’m not leaving my house.
God: Today is not the day you can allow yourself to withdraw from the world.
Me: It seems like a perfect day for that. I’m not going anywhere.
God: You have to.
God: Because there is going to be a moment today where you will get the chance to impact a strangers life through a simple act of kindness that comes from you. This person is going to need you to be there at that exact moment to remind them that the world is still full of good people. This person is going to need you to remind them through your actions that grace can surround them at any moment. This person is going to need you to remind them that they can’t give up or surrender to their darkest thoughts. By leaving your house and engaging the world, you are going to be given a chance to save the life of a person who is full of despair right now.
Me: But I’m the one who is full of despair! I’m the one who needs to be reminded of all of those good things!
God: Don’t worry. I’m pushing a completely different person out of their door to show you a kindness today at the exact right time right when you need it the most. If you stay at home you won’t be there to rescue somebody else or be rescued yourself.
Me: Wait? I’m both the healer and the heartbroken?
Me: Sounds complicated. I guess I better put some pants on.
God: That’d be fantastic.”
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