Taking Care of Each Other

If one part suffers, every part suffers with it.
                       —1 Corinthians 12:25

Our world is not just about us; it is also about those close to us—some of whom are fighting private wars, secret hungers, inner poverty. Paul denounced a myopic self-interest and encouraged a selfless concern for the interests of others (Phil 2:4).

When Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” he wasn’t tossing out a bumper sticker cliché, he was telling us to feel the hurts of those who live shoulder-to-shoulder with us—those we work with, worship with, live with.

Jesus asked Peter if he loved him. Peter said he did. Then feed my sheep, take care of my lambs, Jesus said.

If we love Jesus, that’s what we will do—take care of each other—because that’s what love does.

“Love one another” is more than a fridge magnet.

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