The interaction between people has always fascinated me for some unknown reason. I tend to watch people as they go about normal activities and relationships, analyzing the interactions people have with one another and general behavior patterns. Before you write me off as a freak or label me as a creep, think about something: How much can you learn about humanity by watching other people interact with their spouses or children in public, or watching the behaviors of the next generation? I guess you could call me a "people watcher" but I have learned a great deal from taking note of the behaviors of those around me. For instance, when I was a teenager, I took notice of marriages where the husband and wife had a genuine respect for one another that flowed into their public interactions; their speech was kind, gentle, and considerate even when they had differing views. I also took note of marriages where the couple's disdain for one another spilled into the public arena. I also observed parent/child relations, exchanges in the server/customer interactions at restaurants, even the manner in which people carried and presented themselves in public. These observations caused me to develop, among others things, a mental list of what I wanted in a marriage, how I want to interact with my future children, and how to interact with complete strangers. There are also lessons to be learned from the interactions between biblical characters.
If we have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, our ultimate purpose is to honor God with everything we do. Much like Abel, we are to bring the best of what we have and lay it down before God as a sacrifice for His use. Sometime this is what happens. However, more often than not, we fall into the category of Cain in that we go, do, and are pulled in a million different directions and God gets some of what we have when we have the unction to give it to Him. Let us face it, we put our best foot forward for others, as a society we dedicate millions of hours to social media, we have families and jobs requiring undivided attention and focus, and somewhere in it all God saying, "I want a love relationship with your heart because that is why Jesus Christ died." Let us take note of the interaction between Cain and Abel. Let us acknowledge God as the true recipient of our worship and give Him the worship He is due. Let us do what is right in God's eyes. Let us accept responsibility for our actions when we fail to honor God. Let us not allow ourselves to respond to God's conviction by lashing out at those around us.
He studies at The Baptist College of Florida where he is working on a Master's degree in Christians Studies.
He married his wife Jennifer in March 2014.