The Right Thing To Do

One of the most apt questions that should guide and encourage the manner of life we live is this, “How is love best served?”

To that I add another: “What is the right thing to do?”

Believe me. That is not academic. In our new home situation the only water that pooled was in our back yard. We were lucky. Very lucky. Our thanks to the many family and friends who inquired.

But with that the right thing to do is to check with family and friends who may have been in harm’s way. I have learned one family from a former congregation was clobbered by the flooding waters in and through San Marcos. First agenda in the morning—tis pretty late tonight—is to contact them and see what can be done. And honestly. If they need someone to help clean out the muck and pooled water, I know where my fishing waders and wading boots are. That’s the least.

In considering the devastation of the flood I came across a Facebook UTUBE that took my breath. It’s about death. And yet it isn’t. It’s really about “doing the right thing.” My hat’s off to the high school wrestler who lost the Minnesota State Championship Wrestling match. The victor’s father was dying of cancer. The “loser” knew that.

Watch what happens…and then the more than impressive comment from the “loser.” Which came from his heart. What a great value system…and the manner of life it reflects. For the tag, “loser” couldn’t be more inaccurate. Yeah for him…here’s the link:

http://www.faithit.com/what-he-did-after-losing-the-state-title-to-his-opponents-dad-will-leave-you-well-just-watch/

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About Mark H Miller

Diane and I live in Leander, Texas. This past June 17, 2015 I celebrated the 49th anniversary of my ordination. We returned to Texas after three years in Washington, during which I served as interim minister in Bellevue/Eastgate and Mercer Island. Am planning to begin a 5th novel that will have my protagonist, Tricia Gleason, serve a year in licensed ministry in Snoqualmie, Washington. The novel, "The Lemon Drop Didn't Melt," will find Tricia wrestling with ministry challenges. None of which more daunting than someone wanting her breathing to stop. All the published novels are available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle under Mark Henry Miller. A primary goal in our return to Texas is to make sure grandchildren get lots of attention--here and in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Traveling is definitely an activity that will not slow down. With that, of course, fishing will happen. To that the t-shirt is apt, "I fish; therefore I am." In addition to novels, the book of Blogs, "Voice Of My Heart," is also available on Amazon.
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