Cross Words #3

John 19:26-27
When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.”

Hey, when I am hurting, it is hard to think about the problems other people might be having.  My own pain, grief or loss can be so consuming that I am not aware of the pain, grief or loss of others.  In the midst of His own anguish, however, Jesus expressed concern for the well being of others.  He did not just teach His followers to do that – He modeled it in the darkest of hours.

In helping others we often find healing for our own pain.

This is because a principle of life is by giving you receive.  You reap what you sow.  In pain, as we sow comfort to others, we will reap comfort.  As we sow we reap.  As we give, we receive.

Philippians 2:3-5
… in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: …

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