Today is April Fool’s Day – the day when people often engage in practical jokes to see how many people they can fool. As we live this day let us remember that Jesus wants us to know Him and to have a personal relationship with us. If people can see Jesus’ love in action through us, they’ll get a glimpse of who he is—and that glimpse will make them want to find out more.
Just think when you are out today as you look around that Jesus loves every person you see. Some may be hurting; some may be sad; some are happy; and some are seeing signs of hope. As we go through this day rather than playing practical jokes let us take the time to compliment others, have conversations with others, and be truly present to others. Perhaps it is a good day to put down your phone and focus on those you are with. You never know what will happen if you “practice the presence of God!”
Pat Schifini, OSU