Sunday, April 14, 2013
Need any advice today?
Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing 2nd fiddle. Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don't quit in hard times, pray all the harder.
Help needy Christians, be inventive in hospitality. Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy; share tears when they're down. Get along with each other; don't be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don't be the great somebody.
Don't hit back, discover beauty in everyone. If you've got it in you, get along with everybody. Don't insist on getting even; that's not for you to do. "I'll do the judging" says God, "I'll take care of it."
Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry go buy that person lunch, or if he's thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don't let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good."
Romans 12:9-21 From The Message version of the Bible
There isn't a thing to add to that, is there? It certainly says it all. A friend of mine at work emailed this to me the other day. How did she know it was just what I needed? Hmmm?