- How do you seek out the poor, hungry, sad, and the hated of this world?
- In what ways do you love unconditionally?
- How do you show mercy?
Reading: Luke 6: 17-23
Jesus sought out the poor, hungry, sad, and the hated when He walked on this earth. He promised to love and care for them and give them their just rewards in time. As children of God, we have received a promise from our Lord-- that we will be cared for and God will be with us always, even to the end of the age. It does not matter our circumstances, what we have done in the past, or what sins we have committed. He loves us and promises us to be by our side. What a great reward!
If God can love us unconditionally, shouldn't we strive to love others unconditionally? Maybe we should make a promise to God that we will treat others with respect and kindness, no matter what their situation, social standing, or race. I bet if everyone did that, our world would be a better place indeed. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray for those who are poor, hungry, sad, and hated.