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Spiritual miracles happen in one heart, one life at a time.
Nowhere (outside of scripture) have I seen this illustrated more effectively than in the movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which depicts how God can use any of us as one who loves like Jesus.
My favorite quote from the movie occurred near the beginning. Perhaps you recall the scene where the cynical, often-unkind journalist talks to Mr. Fred Rogers for the first time and hears this response (paraphrased):
The most important thing I am doing right now is talking to you.
As soon as I heard those words and felt the love and attention in his voice, I knew I was watching a very special movie.
I was at once uplifted, challenged, convicted, yet hopeful.
“How, Jesus? How do you love that one person in front of you with your full attention?”
I don’t propose to answer that question today. Rather, I leave these questions with you to ponder and discuss with God in prayer today.
How do we love that one person in front of us with our full attention?
Each person you meet today is that one person. Each moment is that one moment.
Watch the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with the above in mind (from Sony Pictures Entertainment).
I pray that the spirit of that movie and the life and teachings of Jesus that it indirectly exemplifies will stay with me for a very long time. So far, it has.
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