Paul said that he was all things to all people. (ICor 9:19-23) He didn’t want to exclude anyone from hearing the gospel. We are not all evangelists, but in the same way, we should be what people need us to be. Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. (Rom 12:15)
In other words, be a friend. It’s the way we love our neighbor as ourselves. When we are going through a mess or difficult times, we need people around us who care and understand. It’s what you would need, so be that for someone else.
Not everyone needs to be told what to do. Sometimes they just need someone to care. It’s that simple. Do you care about other people? Will you show them kindness when they need it, especially when it interferes with your day? It gets hard to do sometimes, but that’s where the rubber meets the road. That’s what separates the real lovers from the pretenders.
Do unto others as you want them to do unto you. And don’t say that you don’t need anything just to get out of doing something for someone else. Be a friend to the friend who needs you. We are a family in this kingdom, and we need to show love to each other.
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