Weekend Thoughts

An email from a friend this week included an exerpt from one her relative wrote to her, praising the love he sees in her family:

I’m forwarding this email to everyone in your and my immediate family because I want them all to reflect on this observation:

You are among the luckiest families in the world. The love, friendship
and caring that exists between you, your brothers and sister, and your
mom and dad is flat out spectacular, and apparently contagious as well, since
each of your respective “significant others” seem to fit the same mold. Your
mom and dad are to be congratulated for raising a set of kids that are true successes. I do NOT mean in a monetary sense; I DO mean in a HUMAN sense, and from one who’s had the former, let me assure you that the latter is far, far more important.

Come to think of it, there’s a pretty decent relationship between [other family members and] me and OUR mother too, not to mention my relationship with
OUR kids. Hmm, maybe it’s genetic? No matter, whatever it is, keep up the
good work. NOTHING in this world is as important as loving and being loved in

I hope others can see the love in my family- it starts with me.

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
They will know we are Christians by our love