Today I called one of my clients to review her accounts. “Hello, Bea! How are you?” After we exchange a few pleasantries, and reviewed the business at hand, Bea and I discussed how COVID was affecting each of us.
Bea explained, “I don’t like being quarantined but I have had opportunities to help others in this independent and assisted living facility.”
She explained that there was a sixty-nine year old lady who is legally blind and the staff is having difficulty administering her eyedrops . They asked Bea whether she would be willing to help out because they have heard that she is a kind soul. Bea further explained,”Do you know for the last nine years the lady has lived here without leaving her room and that she has had no friends? But all that has changed, she’s not only let me administer the eyedrops but now we walk almost everyday together. I guess that’s why at eighty-seven years old, why I’m still here. I still have a purpose. My purpose and the bottom line is to show love and care for others. And that’s what you do, Lisa. You care for me.”
I hung up the phone and later on in the afternoon￼, went for a walk uptown and thought about the earlier conversation. It occurred to me that last night I wrote in my journal, What is my purpose? What is your will God, for me?
As I passed a church, I saw a sign that read this :
YOU ARE NOT TOO OLD
AND ITS NOT TOO LATE
I took a picture and then smiled at the sky. Yes, that’s the purpose ! To love and serve others. Bea has it right !
It IS all about love! How are you loving and helping others ?
“It is God himself who has made us… and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.”￼
Ephesians 2:10￼ TLB