Day 6 – Why do I Care?

Matthew 5:7 “You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘carefull,’ you find yourselves cared for.

There was a time not too long ago when the word ‘Christian’ was synonymous with the word caring. It was understood and expected for the Christians in the community to be the ones who cared the most, those who would give and act to solve the problems of others, even if they didn’t know them.

One of the dangers of the modern church is the tendency to become ingrown. All our focus gradually shifts to those who are in the church. Gradually, we become less affected by the beggar on the street or the visions of starving children and devastated families. We can often become so focused on those who are in the church, that we learn to minimize, and eventually ignore, the needs of others — even those in our neighborhoods and communities. To this end, Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan.

In the midst of us trying to have better worship experiences and more dramatic and elaborate sermons, in our pursuit to live lives that are more holy, we need not forget about caring.

For they’ll know we are Christians by our love; and if we care for God’s greatest treasure (people,) He will take care of us.

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2 thoughts on “Day 6 – Why do I Care?

  1. I prayed this last night at the baptism. That more than anything, the world will know they are Christians by their love.

    None of the rest matters much. We are called to love people, no matter what and no matter whom.

    The rest is either gravy or totally unnecessary.

  2. Amen. In the quest to be Christian, we can’t forget to be Christ-like. He cared about people so much more than we do. Especially the ones who weren’t like him, whose lifestyles he would not have “agreed with”.

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