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Take Care by Being a Caretaker

I think one of the greatest travesties is seeing how people in the church love one another after a tragedy. I don't think the travesty is the way in which people love one another, don't get me wrong, I think that it's the fact that it takes a tragedy to get us to love one another the way we should be doing all along that makes it so tragic. It's sad that it takes a tragedy to mobilize the church. I love that the church mobilizes, so, again, don't get me wrong, BUT, we need to be doing that ALL THE TIME! The Church isn't there just for weekends and holidays and tragedies, it's an all the time thing. It's time for us to realize that our jobs, relationships, social standing, toys (yes toys)and everything else that keeps us tied to THIS life are treasures on earth, where rust and moth destroy and thieves break in and steal. It's our investments in eternity, loving one another, seeking God in the middle of our relationships, raising godly Kids that matter. Seeking the eternal over temporary pleasure. We need to love one another, seek God and the welfare of one another, be the community of God's people NOW. Love each other NOW so in eternity we're enjoying all that God has given us TOGETHER! Love God, and Others. That leads to the greatest work of the Kingdom.

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, ...

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; ...

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

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