Reading: I Corinthians 12: 14-31
Isn't it amazing how other people influence our lives? Someone can introduce you to a new genre of music and you become a fan for life. Someone can ask you to get involved with a charity and you do, immersing yourself in all aspects of its being. Someone can recommend a new restaurant and you try it and eat there often.
Like or not, we are influenced by the people around us. Sometimes, others can have a bad influence on us. We can be influenced to do things that we shouldn't, or to engage in activities that we know are wrong. We can get involved in the wrong crowd and end up making big mistakes in our lives.
Many times others can have good influence on us. They can make us want to be better people, or can strengthen our spirituality by challenging us to do more for God. People's lives can also be changed by getting involved in the right crowd.
There are many different gifts that we have each been given. I think that those gifts can be used to positively influence the lives of others. Use those gifts to the best of your ability. You never know how they may influence another person's life. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Discuss with another or meditate on following quote by Ken Kersey, "You can count how many seeds are in the apple, but not how many apples are in the seed."
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