How many times do you get angry in a day? What happened when you got angry? How did you respond to people around you? Did you say things you shouldn’t have or things you didn’t mean?
There were a lot of things that went wrong in 2020 but there were also some things that went right. In our personal life, we made some good choices and we might have made some poor choices. For what it’s worth, we can now look back on our choices and hope 2021 will be better.
When you really feel the heartache that someone else endures, when tears well up in your eyes threatening to burst through the levee of your eyelids, when your lip quivers as you feel the depths of their despair, that’s compassion.
I like to learn from people. When I see someone admirable, I try to learn from their example. And when I see someone make mistakes, I like to learn how to avoid what went wrong.
We were made by God and for God. Until we understand that, our lives will never make sense. We can try to find life in making money, having fun, or gaining power; but we’ll always have a God-shaped hole in your heart. Only God can fill our hearts. And until we understand that, our lives will not make sense.