With all the hate in the world today, we can still have compassion and actually start caring for others.
I recently read and studied this book as my own personal Bible study. It was a growing learning experience; and very much needed in my life at this time. I even taught Sunday School this week and 2 weeks ago on this book. There was a lot of discussion out of the lesson.
Anybody has the capacity for caring. Some are just more capable of it. If you practice at caring for others, it will comes naturally.
In Matthew 25:32-40, it talks about, feeding the hungry, giving those who thirst something to drink, welcoming strangers, taking care of the sick and visiting those in prison.
Our lives get so busy with lots of living to do that we don’t have the time to really care for others like we should.
Even trusting others make it difficult to put our heart on our sleeves. If we have been hurt in the past; we are reluctant to help others in need.
By helping others do not necessary means helping them financially. Sometimes, it’s just being a friend. We are not to fix their problems; because we can’t always. How we can help and care for others is just by being a friend. Sometimes all they need is someone to listen to them. That’s what friends are for!
To have a friend, you have to be a friend. Then when you are a friend, you can also finds out who your real friends are in your times of need.
In the Good Samaritan’s story, the religious leaders back in Jesus’ days just walk on by without helping the stranger on the road that was beaten and left for dead. It was the good Samaritan who actually stop and pick up the strangers. The good Samaritan was the one that took the stranger in and took care of him. We can learn a lot from the Good Samaritan.
We are not to judge those in their needs. Yet some of these so-called religious leaders make rash judgement. We need to walk a mile in their shoes, to really understand what they are going through.
In this book, the author made references to people suffering with HIV, the AIDS virus. Some of the religious leaders, instead of actually helping them, they would judge them for having that virus. I mean, when the AIDS virus first became prominent, it was known as a homosexual disease. That is not the case anymore, and it really wasn’t the case back then.
I won’t go too much into that because that is a whole different blog.
We can make a difference in this world and end the hate that is so prominent. All we have to do is have a little compassion and actually start caring for others. We need to be a friend for someone in needs. We need to just be there to listen. We are not preach or judge.
The nursing homes have some of the loneliness people. A lot of these elderly are put there and forgotten about. They are just put out of the way like old clothes.
Our elderly have wisdoms that we can learn from. Yet, some of us wants nothing to do with them because they feel that the elderly is just in the way.
A bully is just someone starving for attention and affection. We can combat bullies just by being there to listen to their needs. We can be a friend to them; even if they refuse our friendship. Just love them anyway!
We can be a voice to those in needs. We can be that one voice; just by being a friend and caring for others.
There are people who are dying alone because they have no one to care for them. They have no one who is willing to take the time to truly listen to them and their needs.
By being that one voice for someone, who knows we may save someone from committing suicide. By being that one voice, we can possibly stop the next school shootings or any shootings at that.
You may not agree with someone political views; but that shouldn’t keep you from actually caring for them. So instead of hating someone because they are a Trump’s supporter, try a little love and caring instead.
You can give a person a fish and they will eat for a day; or you can teach them to fish and they will eat for a lifetime. Now which would you rather have?
Won’t you be that one voice to someone in needs? Won’t you practice a little caring to someone today? Instead of hating someone, try a little love and kindness instead. As Carrie Underwood sang in her new song, “Love Wins!” Love will wins just by showing a little caring to others.