October 14, 2011 by Beth Hess
Which makes me wonder … what do other people catch from me? Attitudes and energy certainly are contagious. So what am I spreading? I pray that it’s hope, grace, joy … Jesus. I pray that I extend to people the freedom to be themselves, to embrace their authentic selves — imperfections and all. And in knowing they are awesome just like they are, it brings them hope. Oh, how I write these words and my heart actually longs for this to be true. That in me, in my life, in my courage, in my vulnerability, in my speaking the truth the Holy Spirit has given me others would catch a glimpse of who God is and wants to be in their life.
I want to catch, then spread beauty.
I want to catch, then spread grace.
I want to catch, then spread the abundant life we have ALL been promised in Christ.
But first, I much CATCH. For no one can spread what she has not caught. So teach me, Lord, to catch.
UPDATE: I found 5 Minutes just wasn’t enough on this topic today. Here’s my longer look: There’s More to Catch.
Join the 5-minute movement at The Gypsy Momma in her 5-Minute Friday challenge. Each week she posts a word. Set your timer for 5 minutes and just write. No stopping. No editing. Only 5 minutes. Just my style!