Dealing with Differences
Up To Know Good on Thursday
November 30, 2006
Years ago, my parents, sister, and I were visiting Grandma and Grandpa one weekend. As a young teenager in the 80s without cable or access to MTV, I was afraid I might miss one of my favorite TV shows, Friday Night Videos. When I asked my family if I could watch it after the ten oclock news, everyone said it was okay. I remember sitting in the living room with Grandpa. As we watched, he would ask, What do you think of that one? or comment, That song was pretty good!
Do Good - Schedule and spend time with someone in a different generation than you. Ask questions and find out about their interests.
I would guess that Grandpa had never seen music videos before, and he probably didnt make the show a regular part of his routine. I will always remember him taking an interest in it that night, though. As he sat and watched and interacted with me, I felt a new connection to my grandpa that I already loved. He taught me that by simply asking questions, we can connect and learn a lot about one another. Lets look for opportunities to ask questions and form connections with those who are in a different stage of life.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7. Click here to read the context of this verse.
Jesus, help me to reach out of my comfort zone this week and connect with someone of another generation.
Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.
I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!
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