Wednesday, March 9, 2011

She Loved the World. A Lot.

I have a wonderful group of friends who meet every Monday night as a "small group" to connect and encourage each other as we attempt to live out this faith walk.  This past Monday night, we thought about what kind of legacy we want to leave behind and how we want to be remembered at our funeral.  My immediate response was to think of the words found on Buffy's tombstone at the end of an episode of the much loved TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (It's good ole' comfort food TV for me, contrary opinions can be kept to yourself. GRIN.)  Her grave marker simply read, "She Saved the World.  A Lot." 

Hmm. Well, I haven't been slaying any vampires lately, not even sparkly ones.  Guess that doesn't quite fit.  And yet, it wouldn't leave my mind, the question nagging at me for the past couple of days.  A twist on those words keeps coming to mind and won't let me go, it's being impressed upon my heart as one of my life purposes- to show God's love in a world where it can sometimes be hard to find. To show his love to everyone and to be remembered as one who loved.

Yeah, just one problem with that- it's impossible.  I'm not really a fan of people.  In fact, I have this love/hate relationship with the human race and I fully expect those who love me today to stab me in the back tomorrow.  I fight my own cynicism daily but life has proven this motto true- people suck. Loving people the way he wants them loved does not come naturally to me.

Lord, help me.

Literally.  I can't do the impossible but he can.  He must work through me, love through me, show his strength through my weakness.  Only through him may it be said of me:

"She Loved the World.  A Lot."

Make it so. 

2 comments:

April E. said...

My pastor asked this years ago. What came to my mind was, "A Woman of Faith". I want people to think of my faith in God when they remember me. Is that too much about me and not enough about Him?

April E.

Lori said...

I don't think so, I think that's all about him because it's another thing that's impossible to do on our own. And I think that's one of the keys.

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