Because we have been shown extravagant Love, we are called to love others. This means not turning a blind eye to those who are suffering. When we think of those society tends to forget (the widows, the orphans, the strangers, and the poor), it is up to us to extend love, mercy, and compassion. But, this verse also goes further than just helping those in need, we must also avoid even thinking evil against others in our heart. Our hearts should be brimming over with love and compassion because we are Christ followers.
And we pray:
Dear God, thank You for sending Your Son – Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins and show us what true Love looks like. As we go through our days, give us eyes to see those who need your Love today. Help us to help those who are suffering and forgotten. Let us be your hands and feet, O Lord. And, Father, forgive us for the times we have had evil thoughts against anyone else. We know we are all Your children and we are precious to You, so remind us to treat others as You would treat them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.