Friday, May 11, 2012

Brotherly Love

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” ~ Romans 12: 9-13
Community service workers such as police and fire and military groups are unique kinds of people. Their jobs can be dangerous and require a lot of training, physically and mentally. The people who work in these fields are usually called to these positions, as not everyone has the guts to perform the job’s duties. Anyone who is a fireman, a policeman or has served in the military have a special bond with their co-workers. It’s not the kind of bond where they call each other up and chit chat for hours and go shopping together. This bond ties them together like family, brotherly love. It’s not just their co-workers that they have to work with. Their main duty is to protect each other on the job as well as off the job, and that includes their families.
                                                                     credit: E. Jason Wambsgans/ Chicago Tribune

If someone in this brotherly bond should get hurt or sick, you can be guaranteed that person will be taken care of, and that includes his or her family. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that if you should ever need help, there will always be someone there to stand by you. What a wonderful security feeling!
That’s how God wants all of us to act with one another. Love sincerely, hate evil and be devoted to one another. Share with God’s people who are in need. Can you imagine what our world would be like if we all behaved in brotherly love? Sometimes, all it takes is a mustard seed to start a field of crops. One person to step up, show kindness and love and plant that mustard seed that could flow to everyone around us.

 Have a blessed day!

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