I may sound redundant now, or maybe just selfish, but I can’t believe how difficult this 100 happy people challenge is for me. I think I am up to 4 people. I am not sure if I am looking for the astonishing, or superlative interaction to count in this challenge, or if I am really just not doing anything that makes others happy. I mean I think the kids in the junior high-class(6) were happy yesterday as I interacted with them, and I think the members of my small group(7) were happy as we played games and spent time together last night. And I know my nephew(8) was happy when I provided him a bowl of taco soup late last night. But I am just not sure these are the interactions that should be counted in this little game. All of those things seem pedestrian and just like normal living? So now I am on the 7 day of this 40 day challenge wondering if my count is 5 or 8 and more importantly, what in the world I do each day that actually demonstrates the love, mercy and grace of Christ to those I meet and spend time with.
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)