Proverbs for Parenting
Patricia R. Chadwick
Parents and Teens
the Lord's people who are in jail and be concerned for them.
Don't forget those who are suffering but imagine that you are there with
~Hebrews 13:3 CEV
Life is busy. We live in an extremely fast-paced society that constantly
screams at us to hurry along to go on to the next thing that needs to be
done. We don't take a lot of time to reflect on our own lives, let alone
have time to think about the situation of others.
Is living in this kind of "hecticity" good for us or does it cause us to
be self-centered? Do we get so caught up living our own lives and trying
to meet the needs of our own families that we don't have the time or the
energy to look outside ourselves to realize or even care about what
others are going through?
There are many hurting people in the world. People who are struggling to
make ends meet. Families that are falling apart. Associates who are
suffering for a loved one's mistakes. Those who are sick and/or dying.
People who suffer for their faith. Have you ever seriously thought about
what you and your family can do to help?
We need to teach our children to look outside of themselves, but first,
we need to make sure that we are able to look past our own
circumstances and determine what we can do for others. We need to learn
to have a broader view of life than what is happening in our own
People need people. God has made us that way. And there is no greater
joy than the joy found in helping our fellow man. Take a look around
you. Do you see anyone who needs an encouraging word? Do you see anyone
who needs someone to care about the pain they are in? You won't have to
Take the time today to actually SEE those around you. And then determine
what you can do to help.
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