Meditation: Little Boxes

Don’t get trapped in little boxes. The little boxes suck out your unique beauty.

In my work, one of the most hurtful things that I hear from those I serve is the lack of meaningful conversation between family, friends, co-workers, and others that touch our  lives. When we dwell in little boxes supplied for us by our culture, we forfeit the most basic aspects of our humanity.  Caring for others and listening with respect is essential to our humanity.

Leave the little boxes.

Listen with patience. Listen with love. Respect all creation.

anthony glenn miller

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

I Corinthians 13:1-7