Harmonious Week 2
Yes, take care of yourself. But how many times do we take care of others? Furthermore, how many times do we take care of individuals that are not family, friends, or part of a job function? Believers must have a mindset to take care of people with the same fervor we take care of our personal affairs. One thing that comes to mind is to take care of people because we actually care. Determine to be a blessing because of the love of Christ and not because we want to be your savior. Jesus died on Calvary solely because He cares for and loves us, not to clear His conscience. He did not give His life to say, “I did a good thing.” He exclusively died and rose from the grave for the betterment of man, not ministry.
Ministry should be ministering to all mankind, not just to or for oneself. Christ states in Matthew 20:28, “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” If you genuinely want to take care of society, give your life to Him. Jesus did not incline to do anything for Himself. He only wanted the will of God to be done. Before He began His mission, He said, ” O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” God’s will is to take care of His children. To make sure they live freely and have all their needs met. To ensure His children know they are loved and cared for, God strategically places others to make sure that happens.
There is a component of caring that involves a sincere desire to help another person with a complete disregard for oneself. Christ was not thinking on the cross, “I need a salary and spending allowances.” He continued to take care of people, namely the thief, His mother, and a disciple. In the midst of suffering and certain death, he was taking care of others. We who are not in pain and dying should take care of the elders who blazed the trail for you to enjoy life today. We need to take care of our future by sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly with our children to overcome our shortfalls rather than repeat them. Take care of parishioners and preachers so that the House of God remains His house. We cast our cares on Him, for He cares for us. Thus, we should administer that care like the accurate interpretation of Luke 6:38, which says, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”