Naming Values and Recognizing Connections | Notice
The Effle’s went on to share that developing expectations and agreements in our family around our values includes our lived experiences, how we model them and what we say.
Most of their stories were about their deals with their son, Dawson, and alcohol, but it was about intentional parenting, having tough conversations, and naming our values.
I walked away thinking, “I did well as a parent, but I can do better” and I had a plan.
But as I prepared for this week’s Faith Partners training, I began to see how my value of “helping others so they can see Jesus” manifested in my daily life.
Our pastor spoke about facial recognition and how it has become a valuable identification tool, but there are still some false positives. Computer software sometimes has problems with connection points.
“We all have a picture of Jesus in our minds too, but what if it’s incomplete or uninformed?” Said our pastor.
While my value of “let them see Jesus in me”, it also works in the opposite direction. Jesus could be the face of an addict, a homeless person, or someone else in trouble.
“Remember to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13: 2 NIV)