Basically I was reflecting on this simple verse from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. 2 Corinthians 1:4. Paul is asking the Corinthians (and us as Christians across the world) to reach out and help others as God has helped us in our times of troubles and need. As we have been blessed, try and be a blessing to others.
In this day and age of economic uncertainty, questionable job security, corrupt corporations, corrupt politicians, and just overall stress and instability that can come at us from all directions, it is more important than ever for each of us to look out for each other and support each other as fellow brothers and sisters of humanity. It’s time we start seeing ourselves as a community rather than a random collection of individuals. It’s time we build each other up and become a network of support. “Pay It Forward” should be an every day habit. “Do A Good Deed Everyday” should be more than just a good Boy Scout motto, it should be a creed we can all live by.
When government fails us, when people we entrust with our well-being and care fall short, it is important to know that God will provide but it is also up to each and every one of us to let God work through us as well. We are all instruments of God’s good work. God gave us brains, talents, skills, and blessings we can use to bless others and help others and build better lives not just for our own families, but for our communities as well.
Never forget that as Christians, we are all one family under God– we owe it to ourselves and each other to look out for our family and to make this family strong, healthy, secure, safe, empowered, and inspired.