Mondays can be a little painful to move from the weekend back to work mode, so I want to share a motivational item every Monday to kick start our week. It’s not necessarily going to be about living on one income, although I hope more often than not that it will tie in with that theme. This is motivation in the form of a quote, a story, a video, or an article or book that I’ve read that will maybe give you something to think about, enjoy, and get us going on a Monday, especially on those rainy Mondays.
How many of you watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed on Saturday? I couldn’t watch at the time it was happening but I had to watch later on. Who doesn’t love a wedding? I loved how they kept everything so simple, well, as simple as the royals can – from the lines of her dress, to the white flowers, to having the children walk her into the church and not a dozen bridesmaids, to the ceremony. I especially loved Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon, and the fact that Prince Charles and Camilla looked like they didn’t know what to do with themselves during his impassioned talk.
I loved his take on love. How it can move us to be a powerful force in the world and to be able to change all. He doesn’t just talk about love as seen by a couple marrying but love that is all powerful and can conquer much in the world. Here is just a small portion of what he had to say quoting from the Book of Amos:
“When love is the way — unselfish, sacrificial, redemptive, when love is the way. Then no child would go to bed hungry in this world ever again. When love is the way. We will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever flowing brook. When love is the way poverty will become history. When love is the way the earth will become a sanctuary. When love is the way we will lay down our swords and shields down by the riverside to study war no more. When love is the way there’s plenty good room, plenty good room for all of God’s children.”
I’m not one for religion – I’ve kind of become a wayward Catholic, but I couldn’t help listening to Bishop Curry. His impassioned speech made a dent in my psyche. If love can conquer all and can help change the world, how easy that would be if all we have to do is love one another. Something to ponder this Monday.