A Mini-Hospital

Romans 12:10, 13
"Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another... distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality."

One way we must be kind and prefer others t o ourselves is in our giving. Gods word calls us to distribute to the needs of the saints. We do Ythis through deacons who serve, as we give to a fund to help those in need. So there is a financial piece to this. We also go meet needs ourselves, bringing food, spending time with someone in need. We are given to hospitality, which leads us to open our homes or hearts to others we don't know as well. The idea is to be a mini hospital, to give needed care and send them away refreshed. It's easy to take pride in hospitality if we do it often, or to shirk it completely, if we haven't seen it before. But it comes from being mindful of the communion of the saints, knowing that your home is on loan from God, more than from the bank. It comes from opening your life to others, as Jesus has done for us.


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