The Bottom Line
"Love your neighbor as yourself."1
Dr. Alfred Adler, international psychiatrist, based the following conclusions on a careful analysis of thousands of patients: "The most important task imposed by religion has always been, 'Love your neighbor….' It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow man that has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring."
Almost every day I pray, "Dear God, I'm available again today. Please make me usable and use me to be 'as Christ' today to my family, to someone in need, and in some way to every life I touch."
What a difference we Christians would make in our homes, places of business, schools, cities, and nation if every one of us would make this commitment every day, mean it, and practice it.
Will you make that commitment to God today?
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, I'm available. Please make me usable and use me today to be 'as Jesus' to my family, to someone in need, and in some way to every life I touch. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."
1. Mark 12:31.