If Chile could be so far away and still cause such a result when they experienced their disaster, think about what I can do when I do or say. The ripple effect. It's something we seldom think about; and when we do it's to make sure that whoever's on the receiving end gets theirs.It went out the window along with loving our neighbour and doing unto others.
For those who may be wondering what I'm talking about it's this. What I do, or you do, effects someone else; today or tomorrow. Our actions have consequences and it behooves us to think about the what and the how before we get to the do or say. "But why should I think about him or her? They din't think about me when they did or said" We think about them because it's the right thing to do. We think about them because in thinking about someone else we teach others to grow and be good and we help our physical and emotional health and well-being.
Isn't that what Jesus taught when He left the glory of Heaven and came down here to die for us? He could have remained where He was. God could have made new people; after-all He made them the first time. Jesus looked down through time and saw that you and I would be born and would need help to be happy; truly happy. He gladly gave up His life so that you and I could have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) That's the ripple effect.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they [you] may have life, and have it abundantly.
Why not take a few minutes to read:
On the ripples in your life; the experience you may have had when someone actions, good or bad caused you even now, to think and behave differently. How can you now translate that into another change? A change where you now judge the potential your actions will have on others?
Remember the ripples your words and input will have and share a thought.