I love this Mother Teresa quote:
If you judge people,
you have no time to love them.
I know I need to remember this - DAILY!
But...it really breaks my heart when whole communities of Christians - churches, even - fail to remember to LOVE...especially when people need it most.
Criticism never brings healing and it rarely prompts positive change.
Love and support and encouragement are part of helping people make it through tough times.
I recently read the paragraph below. It makes my heart ache at the same time it makes me happy to see someone speak up for this family.
"The adoption community can be small, so if you know this family, they desperately need your understanding and support after having made this extremely difficult decision. Sometimes the adoption community ostracizes and shows a lack of understanding towards a family who has made a decision to find a new family for their children. We ask that you carefully refrain from anything except love and concern."
We have been THAT FAMILY. We know the pain...and we know God is sovereign!
Please...protect & defend & support & step into the messy lives of the people around you. They are worth the effort.
Lori (847) 650-7144
Pete (847) 650-8022
Our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an ordinary family simply trying to follow where He leads. We want YOU to see the amazing things HE is doing...