Mother Teresa is probably a person who I should know much more about. She is a blessed person and someone who loved the people of this world much like Jesus Christ did. For that I respect her. She never stopped trying to love people. She just loved people! I can definitely learn a lot from her!
Day before last was the Fourth of July. Different people have different things that they do on the Fourth and my family goes to a huge park called Riverfront Park that is in downtown Spokane, the city that I live in. The park has a band come every year and a big fire works show and lots of booths where you can buy food and crafts and different things and it's really fun! But there are also many, many people that smoke, get drunk, break rules, wear immodest clothing, and well, you get the picture. These kinds of people scare me and disgust me. For one, I'm not used to people like that, the "normal" people for me are Christian people who go to church regularly, don't smoke or have tattoos, don't swear constantly, and are law-abiding citizens that have a job. So the contrast between those people and the people at the park last night was, shall we say, quite distinct. After I got tired of all those people looking at me and coming too close to me, I sat down on the ground and hid behind my family.
I have realized that I do not have the courage to love. I pray that the Holy Spirit will give me that courage. I pick and choose who I want to love, and the people at the park last night did not fit into my category of the people who "deserve" my love. The problem is, I didn't realize that I don't deserve to love them! Or, for that matter, to be loved by Christ, my Savior, the Man who loved me and everyone else (including those people I think are beneath me) enough to die. So why am I writing this?