On a typical day, what do you spend your most time on?
As you think through your typical day, you might come up with daily tasks that qualify as “things” such as: work, meetings, school work, house chores, exercise and activities. Within these daily tasks, are you learning to love the “thing” itself, or the people that surround you?
Are you too busy pursuing “things” to take time for the people you encounter every day?
I find it very difficult, a daily battle in fact, to not focus on all the “things” that need to be done. And most of the time, these “things” are rather important…But are they as important as the people in my life? “Things” are not bad, God gave them to us, but it is the people that matter to God.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:24-25
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. – Ephesians 4:2-3
I encourage you to make more time for people in your day; to pursue them, to help them, and to love them like Jesus does.