I almost fainted while preaching. The doctor told me to take a certain medication until the surgery. But dizziness is one of the reactions.
Today was visiting day for parents.
Goethe (1749-1832) wrote his prescription for contented living. It is amazing how something written nearly 300 years ago can be so on the nose in 2017.
- Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Few people can come and work at Casa for more than 5 years. It is stressing and physically exhausting. To keep doing the same thing ever day in order to see the children blessed is difficult and needs enduring patience.
- Charity enough to see some good in our neighbors. Everyone who works at Casa has a role to fill. We need to see that the roles of others are just as important as our own.
- Love enough to make you useful & helpful to others. It takes God’s love in us to work together. If we do not love the ones who are part of our team the workload will double. We cannot do it alone. Others have to be important to us.
- Faith enough to make real the things of God. Believing that He is in everything we do is a crucial truth. We cannot look at this world for answers. We must realize that God’s truths are our foundation.
- Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future. It is amazing to me that Goethe nailed me in the heart. I love his list because it shows that the heart of man has always been the same. Goethe could just as easily be living here in Casa in 2017. Three hundred years have passed but the truths of God never change.