Let’s Be Honest, I’m not Mother TheresaPosted on April 26th, 2012.
I don’t love writing blogs. I’m not a huge fan of waking-up early on a Saturday morning to serve food in the freezing cold. My idea of a great time isn’t serving people, who never thank you for your help. It makes me uncomfortable driving to serving opportunities in scarier parts of town. Its painful seeing children, who have been abused and had their innocence and childhood ripped from them.
Right about now you may be thinking, “But Amanda, you work for Hope for North Texas. You’re supposed to be a modern day Mother Theresa jumping at the opportunity to give all that you have and loving every moment of it.”
Truth be told, I’m not Mother Theresa.
Nope, I’m just a normal everyday person, who loves life and people but isn’t much of a saint.
So, why do I spend so much time doing this line of work?
Plain and simple, I love people.
So, while all of the above is still true; I am able to look past it for the mere fact that I love seeing lives restored, people clothed and fed, joy returned to the hearts of children, families experiencing HOPE, people inspired to serve (which breeds blessing), and more than anything the love of Jesus Christ infusing into the heart of PEOPLE!
This is what life is all about, the love of God and sharing that love with others through word and deed. It’s not about my comforts. It’s not about my feelings. It’s not about being thanked. It’s about love.
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
- 1 Corinthians 13:13