"God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created." – CS Lewis – “Mere Christianity” (1952)
I liked this quote because it reminded me of what Rick Warren says.
He pictures God sitting at the end of our bed every morning saying “I can’t wait until he/she gets up. I can’t wait to see what they do today.”
To me, the best part of this is exactly what CS Lewis is talking about.
We are all equal.
We are all wonderfully and uniquely created.
Having this attitude frees us to be so much better to each other and ourselves.
To have more patience when things go wrong.
To expect the best from each and every one of us.
To not get so mad when the best doesn’t come.
When thinking about this I try to start at home. I imagine myself sitting on the end of the bed waiting for Meaghan to wake up, thinking that I can’t wait to see what she will do today. I imagine the same thing for the kids.
I try to expand that circle throughout the day. Co workers, customers, vendors, waiters, drivers, cashiers, anyone that comes across my path.
I fall far short of having this attitude all the time (like CS Lewis says….it requires infinite attention, which I don’t have), but the more I can do it, the better my day goes.
Try it out today. Even if just for one person.
Make it a great day.