4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father. 5 And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another. 6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning so that you should walk in it.
2 John 1:4-6
We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and we are called to walk in love. We are called to respect, and we are called to give grace, and we can do that daily. We can do that in the work environment. We can do that in the home, and if we fix our minds on how we can be a compassionate community and give back in the places that we can do so how we can go the extra mile for a person in need. We will be better not because we do something but because we are expecting something in return. But because it feels good to be a blessing to someone else. And we know that we are a blessing because God bless us first and whatever it is that you do in your career in your lives at home, in your school setting, in your home setting, whatever life has called you to do or be. Nothing compares to being a Christian who walks in command of walking in love. If we are people who show compassion and extend grace and love to our neighbors. Our community will benefit from it. And so, the other day, I had a conversation with a close friend, and she was talking about how we make the world a better place. And I told her that the way that we make the world a better place is by fixating our attention on our families because if we can help our families first, then our families will pour into our communities if we continue to bless our communities and our communities will continue to bless our cities. Our cities will bless the state, and the state will bless the country, and the country will bless the world.
I know that we have people living all over the world, and so your government system may not look like community, city, state, and country. But wherever you are today, there is a hierarchy before we can fix the world, and we have to start at the foundational, which is fixing our homes which is fixating on our homes, and so we can’t fix anything. We have to love on those around us, and so love on your homes, love on the foundation’s love in your community, and then from there continue to pour out a blessing on those around us and together as we continue to love on our communities and our homes. We will love our countries and then, beyond that, our world. And so today, I hope that we move on to compassion and that you take a look at the link below and you can donate where you can to help a family in need.
Father God, we love you, Lord, and we thank you for the opportunity to meet every day to get to know you more. We thank you for the opportunity to start our days with your word on our hearts, and today we are starting our day remembering that you have called us to walk in love. We are a compassionate group of people we share the love of you and your son Jesus. We continue to spread the gospel to everybody by being the hands and feet of Jesus by loving on our community by loving in our homes, in our churches, in our cities and states. And so, Lord, we continue to strive for a deeper relationship with you. But in doing so, we would love to continue to have others see you through us and our actions, and so we will love on our community, we will love on one another, and we will be a people that are moved by compassion and who extend grace wherever and whenever we can. We thank you for that opportunity. And we thank you that you are already watching over us on this beautiful Monday, and like you continue to do so, we pray this all in your mighty Son’s name. Amen.