Walking Humbly

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.

          ~ Edgar J. Mohn
I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.
        ~ Romans 12:3
     This week is mostly spent at a local law school.  I am taking a Summer Institute for educators in Civic Law and the Constitution.  I have met some incredible human beings who think of themselves as “just one person trying to make a difference.”  
  •       Karen Korematsu is the daughter of an American citizen detained in an internment camp because he was of Japanese heritage.  She carries her father’s message and wants us to all realize that if you live by your principles, you can make a difference.
  •      Bob Wolfson is the Associate National Director of Regional Operations for the Anti-Defamation League.  He wants all hate crimes to stop and is in the business of teaching law enforcement officers how to handle such crimes and the people affected.
I am around several dozen educators of all backgrounds who want to make a difference. The founders of the school made an impact on me as I walked in the door and saw this:

We all have the ability to make an impact because God first made an impact.  God has given us so much including the foundation of the law and the spirit of the law.  The trick is not to get to “heady” about what we have done.  Because without God, none of it would matter.  
     Today, walk in the grace that has been given you, humbly with the God who loves you so much that you were empowered to make that difference.
Lord thank you for all those ordinary people doing extraordinary things in your name.
     Because of Him,

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