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We are all a bit of a fixer-upper

On Sunday at FPC, Boise we talked about hearing the familiar voice of judgment.  From small group studies and Sunday School to worship we listened to John’s voice in the wilderness calling us to repent and take note of the way the kingdom of God is around us.  We examined our “threshing room floor” for wheat and chaff and practiced not standing in judgment of people, but also being willing to discern in our lives practices/habits/areas that tear us and others down and re-invest that energy in more life-giving ways.

So it was perfect to come across these words again today.  They are from the movie Frozen and you can catch the video of the whole song here:

But this is the part that speaks to me:

We’re not sayin’ you can change him, ‘Cause people don’t really change.  We’re only saying that love’s a force that’s powerful and strange.  People make bad choices if they’re mad, or scared, or stressed. Throw a little love their way. And you’ll bring out their best.

Everyone’s a bit of a fixer-upper, that’s what it’s all about!  Father! Sister! Brother! We need each other, to raise us up and round us out.

Everyone’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but when push comes to shove.  The only fixer-upper fixer that can fix up a fixer-upper is love.

In a world where we are often quick to judge, hesitant to change, frustrated with conflict, and ready to give up on each other… How are we loving each other to bring out our best?