Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Baby Steps

A baby has to learn to turn over before it can crawl. Then it has to crawl before it can walk. And it must walk before it can run.

I have an amazing grasp of the obvious don't I?

The rest of life runs pretty much in parallel to how babies do things. Breaking bad habits is lot tougher than starting them and it takes baby steps to get to the point you really want to be.

I open the gym at church on Monday nights for the hooligans of the neighborhood. The mission statement of my church for the next few years is Taking Back the Ground. Bringing in the kids from the neighborhood to play basketball is the first baby step of getting them into the church. One of the guys has a vocabulary that would make a sailor blush, but he is working on it. He came by and talked to me towards the end of the night and said that he only cursed twice. He is taking steps to improve. It is a step in the right direction. He also said that he would try to come to church on Sunday with his family. Another step in the right direction.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. If you normally do not, this is your chance to take a baby step in the right direction.

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