Let me set the stage. I don't mean to sound critical for I really don't feel such. I do want to point out that it is possible we are missing the point in living. We are not aware of the wonder of now...in each other.
How strange to live in a world that picks at us day in and day out. How much can one take of being informed of our most minute failures? Yet, this is what neighbor to neighbor tends to do...as a way of life.
In the church it is often the same. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way.
We are forming our own suffocation of life by failing to build upon the wonder of each other. Yes, we are all freaky and flawed to some degree. But have you ever noticed all of the goodness in all of the people? It is a remarkable, and often untold, story.
This is our calling. Awaken to your calling. We must learn to verbalize the good stuff about us. We all have it. We appear prideful to point out our own good qualities. But we are so appropriately acceptable to point out the greatness of others. That's our job. Give our lives for others....and life will come back to us!
Awaken to the wonder of you by pouring out your applause to others. And when you encounter one not so applaudable? Look deeper. Look deeply into their world for applause-worthiness is surely there....as it is about yourself. May others have the motivation to look deeper into you and awaken....to the wonder in you.
Do you know why? Because you really are wonder-full!