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Spring of Life -
Practice Makes Perfect? Almost!
My wife came upon two of our granddaughters ages 18 months and three
years picking the flowers and leaves off a holiday bouquet. Ever so
carefully they had strewn them in a path across the dining room. When
questioned the three year old informed her they were practicing to be flower
girls in upcoming weddings. They are indeed scheduled to be so.
The word practice seems to have two basic meanings. One means to
rehearse something over and over like piano lessons. The other means to
actually do something as in practicing medicine. In the New International
Version of the Bible I found 31 references using the second meaning and not
one reference to rehearsing. Even so I would like to advocate that we
rehearse being good people. When we see a need let us positively respond
to it. When we are tempted to cut someone with our tongue lets keep our
mouth shut. When our feelings are hurt let us practice ignoring it and put a
positive spin on the event by giving the other person the benefit of the doubt.
I'm not really sure if this will actually make us good people, I think only
Jesus can do that for us, but I am sure it will make our days brighter and will
enhance the quality of life for all around us. People might even begin to
think we are nice to be around.
Romans 12:13, "Share with God's people who are in need. Practice
Roger Bothwell and my address is email@example.com
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