Well, to finish my story and get on to the point of this rambling blog... I went home and later sat down to do today's chapter in the new study that I am doing. It is a topical study on The Sermon On The Mount. As I was reading Matthew 5:44-45 God revealed something to me that hit me like a ton of bricks.
I realized that God loves that "not so lovely" looking couple as much as he loves me, and Luke, and Sarah Palin :) He causes his sun to rise on them, as well as us. And he causes his rain to fall on them, as well as us.
Yes, they made a bad choice by leaving their dog out in the blazing noon day sun, but I have made bad and stupid choices as well.
I am a very conservative Republican who cares deeply about the political issues in our country. Sometimes though I allow my religious and political views to cloud the fact that life is about loving people... God's people!! He created us ALL in his image.
My prayer today and always is that I will be able to see people as God sees them. With love and compassion. Not the outward apperance, or education level, or job status, but the Real Person.