Trapped at home today I wasn’t able to go out in the world to do any physical seeking. The sky wasn’t inviting, nor was the temperature. Even if my car wasn’t missing a tire, I don’t know that I would have gone out. So how, does one do any seeking, from a comfy chair in your home? By looking, in your heart.
By looking, at the examples you are seeing around you. Months ago, I joined a Jeep group on a lark. My son was calling me a recluse, and I was needing a reason to get out of the house. I wasn’t sure how well I would fit in, I don’t drive an iconic jeep, but I was told it didn’t matter. This group is a family, they care for and are very involved in charity events. It took a few tries before I actually attended an event, but I was very glad I did. One of the reasons, is for an event that has been taking place for the past few weeks.
Donation boxes for toys for tots were placed in businesses who agreed to collect. Day after day I’ve watched the toys collecting. Boxes have filled to overflowing. Members have alerted others of special sales. Places that didn’t have boxes, have collected toys. Trailer filled with bikes, but with room for more.
A group of people from various backgrounds, all working together for a common cause. Bringing happiness to children. Showing love. And is that not the reason for the season? Love.
Yesterday my Jeep suddenly had a flat tire. My son removed the tire and repaired it, then this evening put it back on the car. Love.
My mother, has taken care of and tolerated my dad and his weird sense of humor for years. That can only be done in love.
I saw a post online earlier where several rooms of furniture were donated to a local family in need.
I sat here, scrolling down through various social and news media and looked specifically for signs of the reason for the season.
Like the people who won the lottery, then used the money to feed the homeless.
The couple who had to cancel their wedding reception so they used the food, to feed the hungry.
Kids who raise money to buy items that people need. I have seen many groups formed that give away items to those who have need.
We are in a time, when we need to look out for each other more than ever. We are in a time, where it has been shown to us that the politicians don’t really care about the people who elected them. They are too busy fighting among themselves.
Once upon a time, people took care of their neighbors, no matter how far away that neighbor lived. They helped build barns and homes, and harvest crops. They made sure their neighbors were okay. We like to think we have come far, but maybe, we have gone too far and have to look back and see the people who we were as far as compassion and love are concerned.
I think, what we are going through as far as this pandemic is concerned, is showing us once again, how to look out for each other. How to take care of the lesser among us. How to love, without measure.