The “big bang” wake up for me in becoming aware of my self-centeredness was a nasty virus. A nasty virus, serious illness, was the window God created for me to see my heart. This virus, you know it’s name, has caught everyone’s attention in the last couple of years. The fear, already present in the hearts of men and women, has been whipped up into a hurricane force wind around the globe. To some degree, this fear had an effect on me and my family.
My illness, created by the virus, caught me off guard. My wife did an incredible job of preparing our family, should we become infected, with treatment protocols. She was very proactive, rooted in her love for me and my daughter who lives with us currently. However, sadly, I did not recognize her effort and preparation as love until much later.
Love is the process of meeting needs.The Cure – Trueface
You see, I didn’t have a need when she was working behind the scenes to prepare for the good possibility that one of us might get the virus. In reality, she was loving us by doing her research and due diligence to equip us to move through the illness created by the virus. Sometimes I (we) are blind to love and thus we aren’t able to receive the loving kindness demonstrated by God in and through others. Are you with me?
Next time I will talk about the moment when the window was blown wide open. See you soon!