Scripture tells us, several times, to love one another. Forgive one another. Be gracious and kind to one another.
In this current American political climate, that seems to be farthest from anyone’s mind.
But, this blog isn’t about politics. It’s not about America.
It’s about our heart conditions.
Are we allowing an environment for our hearts to even want to one-another one another?
What does that look like?
Does Scripture give us any idea of how to accomplish this mountain of a task?
I think it does.
It seems like maybe the very first step is to set ourselves apart from whatever keeps us from one-anothering.
Then maybe the second step is to forgive-one another.
Maybe as we do these things, we are loving one-another. Just like Jesus told us to do.
I started writing this with a different direction and purpose in mind.
Seems like, just maybe, all fingers point back at me to do these things.
I try to. Sometimes I fail to.
Sometimes I fail to try to.
Sometimes, while I am struggling with my own stuff, God calls upon me to demonstrate to someone else what I am needing.
Often times, I don’t get what I’ve tried to be faithful and obedient to give.
And— sometimes ministering to someone else with a need, ends up ministering to myself.
God always provides.
Even when I feel a lack from others. Even when I don’t see who I can possibly turn to, to talk with or understand, or give me a helping hand.
God makes sure that I have exactly what I need, when I need it.
I want to feel pity for myself that in my toughest times I’ve been alone.
But— when The Creator takes such wonderful and loving care— how can I complain?
While I am trying to one-another someone else, He is one-anothering me.