Wednesday, June 8, 2011

06/08/11 - Siblings

"Love your neighbor as yourself" is the second great command (Mark 12:31) and at times loving "our neighbors" is easier when it's the homeless at the soup kitchen, or the best friend, or the person who needs to bend your ear for 2 hours, or the random friend you've not seen from college...but your brother or your sister you live with?

Learning to really selflessly love those we live with can be a challenge? Why? Those people tend to bring out our fleshly tendencies the most. They are with us when our guard is down and they rub those spots that cause a reaction out of step with walking in the Spirit.

Teaching to really love your "neighbor" (the people you live with), will help you be a better wife/mom or husband/dad. And more importantly learning to be patient, joyful, loving, peaceful, and kind will help as you grow in Christ-likeness.

1 comment:

Evelyn said...

I really think it`s a challenge to love people we live with. Especially when they do not know Christ. Through years I learn how to be patient, kind, loving, peaceful. It`s really a big challenge, but every day, I`m better and better `cause Christ gives us strength!