Treating others the way I want to be treated is important to me, but sometimes it’s not easy. When I see people, I try to view them as sons or daughters of the living God and to remember that they are loved. I want to love others and to accept them because God created them.
Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Romans 12:13 (NIV)
My mother models for me a life of hospitality, always putting others first. I have seen her help the abused, the poor, the sick, and the lost. Her most gracious act for me personally was to adopt me from China. I too want to offer others the gift of hospitality because Christ called us to serve.
ACT ON IT: Find a way to offer hospitality each day this week. For example, hold the door for a stranger or “pay it forward” at the drive-through. Small acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s day.