November 18, 2019
"Mom loves to love others." That what Sandra T. Montes say about her Mom in the October 17, 2019, reflection she wrote in Forward Day by Day. I am definitely placing this reflection in my Prayer Journal. Sandra is a consultant to the Episcopal Church Foundation, active member of several acting groups and committees across the Episcopal Church, and a church musician in high demand. Sandra lives in Houston. I thought you would enjoy this.
Blessings, love, and hugs,
1 Corinthians 14:26c Let all things be done for building up.
My mom has a way of building people up. She loves to love and goes out of her way to be thankful and offer specific compliments. She is generous and loves to give people gifts and handwritten notes. People who love to be loved by her always surround Mami. My mother always tells me how much she loves me and includes a hug and kiss with all her hellos and goodbyes. Sometimes when we are together, I will suddenly realize that she isn't right next to me. Often, I find her deep in conversation or prayer with a stranger. Mami has a way of picking out people who are ignored, undervalued, and lonely- and then she shows them God's love in her sweet way. I don't know where I would be without her encouragement. She loves the way I pray God loves all of us.
MOVING FORWARD: Who loves you the way you love to be loved?
Thank that person with a call or note.