Those of us who have kids or spend time around children are always using the word “good” – A handful of us use the word “bad” just as often.
I think we can agree that 99.99% of the population understands that we should do good. We can also agree that we don’t all agree on when or to whom.
Romans 12:9 really spells out our instruction for doing good: “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.”
The words, “Really love them.” resonates with me.
Let’s not to be so wrapped up in our own lives that we leave our loved ones behind. In doing so, we are doing the very opposite of what Jesus Christ commanded of us in Mark 12:31, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Give when you see someone in need. Love when someone is lost. Pray when someone is hurting. Offer when someone needs a helping hand. Be there when someone is alone. Do works of kindness and generosity.
If we make a habit to put self second, and others first, what kind of goodness will flow from our hearts?
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