The Lord has put you where you are for a purpose. Look around. Your assignment is to love others like you would want to be loved. Someone hurting? Love them. Listen to them. Don't judge. Pray for them and with them. Sometimes the most important thing we do is just to be there. You will find that your own hurts lessen a bit. Its because you are being blessed by the Holy Spirit who is empowering you. Can't give a hug because you don't really know them that well? Smile..... offer a genuine compliment to brighten their day. Doesn't seem like much, but these little things are what make you the light in this world. You and I care because Jesus cared. That's our motivation....... His type of caring is with no strings attached. You don't have to be best buds (or bffs!) to lift up another human being. Jesus gave up all rights and humbled himself to the pain and humiliation of the cross before we were even born. All for the joy awaiting.....the redemption of God's beloved children. That's you and me and every other person on the planet. But to open one's heart to Jesus, for some, is going to mean letting down walls, first- and then letting in one caring person......maybe you will be the one that will plant the seed of love in one person's hurting heart today. The seed that will take root, sprout and blossom into enough faith to believe that Jesus can love them because they saw and felt that love......through you.
Be blessed, my friends.......Linda Robertson