Last Friday some friends stopped by for a visit.

During our morning conversation, they shared that their son had stepped down as senior pastor of his church and moved with his wife and one year old son to live with the mother in a different state. The distance from the mother’s couch to the front door was a short one.

The sudden uprooting of this small family made us all sad. What happened? Their son and his wife were not talking – to each other – or to family. One could only guess. Our conclusion was that this little family needed healing. Deep, at the core, healing.

Don’t we all.

None of us is perfect. And none of us will ever achieve perfection in this life. We are all struggling, in different ways, to walk out each challenge with wisdom, forgiveness, and patience.

No one ever said it would be easy. No one ever said we would arrive at the end of our lives unscathed. All we can do is make wise choices along the way.

  • To choose kindness.
  • To resist the temptation to judge one another.
  • To share forgiveness.

grandparents2All are worthy goals – quality attributes to walk out in front of our children.

THIS is the inheritance they will receive. The examples of excellent character we demonstrate now are what we will eventually leave behind.

THIS will be our legacy.

Today, let us add to their inheritance.

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(A Faith Classic)

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