Paul urges mutual care for those in the family of faith. Although the family of faith includes members of the Christian community, Christian concern is not limited to taking care of the needs of church members. It is directed to all.
The church is in the world to represent God’s care for the whole world, whether or not the world responds. Given your responsibilities today, when will you offer care for someone else? Consider the unscheduled times of your day as an opportunity to reach out to someone who needs encouragement or care.
Who in your life and community needs encouragement or care today? Who is on your heart? Offer the person to God in prayer. Seek to understand how you can respond today. Then, do it!
Lord Jesus, you know the needs of the people around me. Use me to be an instrument of loving-kindness today and always. Amen.
Who encouraged you today? Who did you encourage or offer care to today?
Use a notebook to record your responses. Share your celebrations in the comments below or in the Facebook group (You’ll find a link to request to join in your confirmation email. Not registered? Sign-up here.)
If you haven’t taken a moment to review the “Overview of Following Jesus Every Day: Galatians,” please do so. You’ll find a few tips that will help you start this journey.