As Nebiyu & I will go back to Ethiopia on Saturday morning, I had a thought.
With so much going on in the World, one of the biggest stories now in the US is if a quarterback stands or not during the national anthem. So, the discussion is if he is honoring or not honoring America with his actions (which I believe he isn’t honoring the country in which he lives), but I’m not talking about him, there are plenty of people to do that already.
I was thinking of how “All of US” honor others. We’re called to “honor our fathers & mothers”, honoring your God, & honoring your spouse in the Big 10 Commandments. Over the past 6 years in Ethiopia, I frequently think of my dad who passed away and my cousin Chad who passed away early in life and think if I’m honoring them with my life and not just… “sitting down or taking a knee to life”, dishonoring them, by wasting the time I have been given.
I shared with the ClubHouse kids at church that every Sunday they can check themselves to see if they are actively participating in a life for Christ by asking themselves on Sunday morning the following 3 questions:
“This week, did I…
- …help someone in my family.”
- …help someone in my community.”
- …help someone outside of my community.”
If you can answer “Yes” to these, then you’re honoring your parents, others, and your Savior. It’s a good start, and a better alternative to “taking a knee” to the life we’ve been given.
*Remember, this post isn’t about a quarterback at all, when we all see the news that shows flooding, earthquakes, tornados, civil unrest, refugees, or whatever; just ask yourself, are you taking a knee or honoring those who raised you or saved you. Just a thought my friend.
*Remember Eating Ice Cream is whole lot better than just talking about Eating Ice Cream.