“Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him” Colossians 3:9-10
God built us to serve others. Jesus saved us so that we could serve others to his glory. We all know that. We all talk about how Jesus saved us, and we should love one another and model what Jesus did. But how many times have we reached out to that person at work, or in social settings who is not like us or who seems a little quirky? God created ALL of us and Jesus died for the sins of EACH one of us. Not just us as in our friends and Christian buddies but ALL of us. Our responsibility is to love them and serve and lead and influence. Matthew wrote about this in 22:36-40. (You shall love your neighbor as yourself v. 39)
During the work week, I challenge you to find that one guy or gal by the water cooler who we normally would not say anything to and just say “hi” or “have a great weekend”. Perhaps something that simple could make a difference to that person that would cause them to see you more as Jesus. Or maybe at Walmart, we give the checkout lady a little extra time and attention and ask her how her day is going, AND actively listen to her response. It can be uncomfortable, or it might take up a little extra valuable time from our day but it’s what is asked of us by Jesus when he gave his LIFE for us and gave his time for us on the cross.