Love looks like something. It has too. Saying the words “I love you” is not enough. True love demands breaking through barriers. Pushing through pain. And sticking it out till the end.
Naomi Feil, founder of Validation therapy, shares a breakthrough moment of communication with Gladys Wilson, a woman who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2000 and was virtually non-verbal. Naomi, a Jewish woman, sings Christian hymns for Gladys, who has Alzheimer’s and was unable to speak. Watch what happens at the end, when Mrs. Feil opens her heart and gives Ms. Gladys what she needs so deeply.
“Sometimes the hardest people to love are the ones who need it the most.” ― Laura Wiess
Keep your heart open for inspiration on how to live for others. I highly recommend this incredible book by Heidi Baker: Compelled by Love: How to change the world through the simple power of love in action.
How are you breaking through barriers today? Can you think of those around you that need it most? Jesus has empowered you to go and share God’s incredible love.