I don't want to be one of those people who talks a big game but doesn't follow through. So as I think of (and institute, to the best of my ability) practical ways to be Jesus to those around me, even on limited time and resources, I'd like to share them here, if I can. Please know that it is NOT AT ALL to toot my own horn or say "Look at me. I'm super holy." Because, trust me, that is completely absurd and laughable. I just desire concrete, practical ways to serve more and better and love getting ideas. Maybe you do too?
Practical Ways to be Jesus: IDEA ONE
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This is Mateo. He is almost nine years old and lives in Bolivia. He shares Gabe's birthday and the same name (Matthew was Gabe's middle name), and we are happy to consider him part of our family. I'm waiting for our introduction packet in the mail and can't wait to write him our first letter.
Hope you all have a blessed, love-and-compassion-for-others filled week.