Aug 24, 2013

Practicing for Heaven

We just finished our family reunion. It was fun and crazy and busy and enjoyed by all. Children came from Pennsylvania, California, and many places in between.

All of our six children have their own families now, and every child and grandchild has his or her own personality. Some are talkative. Others are quiet. A few like to be in the middle of the action. Several sit on the fringes of the fray.

Our activities were varied.

Delicious meals
Fun in the hot tub

 A break on the trampoline

 It seems to me that our task while we are here on earth is to learn to love each individual, including those who are like us and those who are different. Love means to accept them with their strengths and weakness, appreciating them just the way they are.

Heavenly Father has set the example for us. He loves us with our best qualities and our short comings. He accepts us foibles and all.

Family gatherings are a microcosm of Heaven. If we can learn to  get along with our eternal family here, we'll be able to love each other when we meet the angels. Every time we gather we are practicing for Heaven.

Christy's books, Love Hugs, and Hope and Becoming Free will be available September 1, 2013.


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