An open heart, a listening ear,
a comfort knowing someone’s near,
a caring word, a thoughtful deed,
a faith that prays when there’s a need,
A smile that’s true, a life that’s blessed,
a hand to help you seek God’s best.
In all these ways His love shines through,
and shows the world His word is true.
In light of this truth…
How willing are you to make room
for the small faithful things that are really
a lot bigger than we think?
How can you honor others who shine?
Today’s Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 NLT
“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.