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Aug 11

Notice People & Swell the Well

Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

Listening to our friend Kayla Berndt yesterday awed me.

Her passion for the children and families she served this summer in Louisville, KY humbled me.

She found within herself a deep well of love and compassion filled by God.

Her appreciation for the struggles and successes, challenges and conquests of those she met made me think, “Do I notice people?  Really notice people?

I believe that if I cared more for others I think my self-respect and thus my self-esteem would swell as well.

On behalf of Kayla, Natalie Broza and all those who step out of their comfort zone to serve the needs of others during their summer vacation I say thank you for being some my role models and my heroes.

It reminds me of U2’s song Moment Of Surrender

I was punching in the numbers at the ATM machine
I could see in the reflection
A face staring back at me
At the moment of surrender
Of vision over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

I was speeding on the subway
Through the stations of the cross
Every eye looking every other way
Counting down ’til the Pentecost

At the moment of surrender
Of vision of over visibility
I did not notice the passers-by
And they did not notice me

Bring on the comments

  1. sweet Dad!!

  2. Thanks Punka!

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