Love for our Fellowman

**Family update: We are still hanging in there. Don’s mom’s kidney function is ever so slowly improving, but the overall picture still doesn’t look good–probably because even with the improvement, the kidney is not working well enough to keep the toxins filtered out of her body. On a happy note for us, our kids have been home this weekend as well as all of Don’s siblings. So-o-o good to see them all. I told my girls I drew strength from their hugs alone. As you can imagine, I hugged them a lot :) Thanks so much for your prayers. We’ve seen so many tiny things that are just blessings from God, and I know they have been carried to us on the wings of your prayers. Thank you!

With all that’s going on in our lives right now, I may not have time to write the kinds of posts you’re used to finding here, but I will try to share something with you a couple of times each week as usual. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. this week, I thought you’d like to hear what another well-known American from the past had to say about social justice. Think on these words from Helen Keller:

“When indeed shall we learn that we are all related one to the other, that we are all members of one body? Until the spirit of love for our fellowman, regardless of race, color or creed, shall fill the world, making real in our lives and our deeds the actuality of human brotherhood — until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.”

How do you think we as a nation are doing today where social justice is concerned? Closer to home, how are we doing as individuals?

“My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism.” James 2:1

*Flickr photo by hoyasmeg


  1. I pray God pours His peace over all of you. I pray He pours out His mercy and grace on your dear mother in law.


  2. Prayers for you in this moment and for our world, as unity seems such a far reaching concept at this point. Thankfully, we are knit to the One who can make it happen.


  3. Praying for you friend. Love that Helen Keller quote. Heck, I just love Helen Keller! :o)

    Hugs through the screen,

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