Thought of the day:
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. Romans 12:9-13 ESV
What a great reflection for today. In serving Our Lord, we need to have a love for each other that is sacrificial. We have to train ourselves how to not be so self-centered.
Did you see that in verse 10, Paul talked about competing against each other in love? It’s a good competition. It’s the idea that we try to love each other more than we are loved. Not so that it becomes a brawl, in a way that we learn to continually lift each other’s spirit.
Can you imagine how this world would be different if we all focused on loving each other more than others love us? What kind of changes do you think would happen in society? When we love others more, all other things go to the wayside.
It should help us to start focusing on the good in others and not the bad. This would bring change in others attitudes of themselves and others. We may see more people want to do good instead of retaliating.
Are you trying to outdo people in honoring them?