We Suffer and Rejoice Together
Wednesday, March 24
“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26
I am frustrated reading something on social media that opposes my
beliefs, especially when I care about the one posting it. How could they
believe that? It’s all I can do not to respond emotionally, and point out
how wrong they are. It’s easy to write someone off as ignorant,
uninformed, or just plain wrong.
But God made us all with different gifts, experiences, and perspectives.
How boring it would be if we were all the same! We are all part of the
same body of Christ. We suffer and rejoice together–loving each other.
Love becomes a choice, a verb, an action.
Spirit, lead me to listen to my neighbors, to feel their fear, pain, anxiety,
and need. Help me to move toward them with love and kindness, to mend
brokenness, while rejoicing in you. Amen
Michelle Pride, Mission and Outreach, Spirit Lutheran Church