What gives you the capacity to love others? Especially those who are not so ‘loveable’? Is it your own goodness? Is it a sense of duty? Or could it be that when you love others, God is expressing Himself through you, whether or not you really believe in Him?
God seems to specialize in using weak and sometimes broken vessels to carry His love and His light to others. I think of the story of the girl with a cracked watering jar. She focused on how much water she lost from the source of water. But God revealed the beautiful flowers that grew along the path where she walked, plants nourished by the water she “lost.”
I think that is the way it often is with us. We focus on wasted efforts, forgetting that God chooses imperfect vessels to carry His love to those we meet everyday. Everything you do, everything you think, everything you say, has impact on you and on those along your path. Enjoy making a life, not just a living, today!
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7