Have you ever known someone who can quote spiritual literature whether it is the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, The Big Book, etc. and yet they live their life far from the principles they say they believe in? That is what is meant when it is said that someone talks the talk but does not walk the walk.
Then there are the people who live by spiritual principles yet cannot quote any. Years ago I met a woman who for me was one of the most integral, spiritually connected, kind, and considerate people I have ever met. Not only was she that way but her entire family as well. Lizette taught me that it is not what we say but how we live our life that truly matters.
I met her while registering my car (of all places). I only had to spend a short time with her to see that this was a woman of True Spiritual character. I was so blown away by her behavior and actions that I offered her a job in my insurance agency.
She worked with me for many years and during those years I watched as she walked through many of life’s challenges. She never lost her faith and yet she never boasted about it either. She just had such a deep connection with the God of her understanding that she was a light to all who knew her and those that just met her.
Have you ever met anyone like that? It is life-changing. I have had many spiritual mentors but this quiet humble person is someone who made a lasting impression on me and taught me more about spirituality than many of the books and teachers I have had over the years.
For that, I am truly grateful.
Quote of the Week
“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”