In Matt. 7:12, Jesus says…
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12
I hope that you realize that a person’s sense of self-worth is often based on the reactions, positive or negative, of those around them. Your words and attitudes can literally either build up or tear down the people around you.
Peter Foster was a RAF fighter pilot in WWII. He flew a plane called a Hurricane, which was a plane with a design flaw. The fuel lines ran right past the cockpit so that if there was a direct hit, the pilot was often engulfed in flames. The consequences were often tragic, and they were for Peter Foster. When his plane was shot down, his face was burned beyond recognition.
But Foster had the support and love of his family and his fiancée. She assured him that nothing had changed except a little bit of his skin, and two years after the tragedy they were married.
Foster says, “She became my mirror, she gave me a new image about myself. When I look at her and she gives me a smile, it tells me I’m ok.”
We need to be the positive mirror of love that tells the people around us that they are ok, they are loved ~ and that builds them up. 1 Peter 4:8 says that “Love covers a multitude of sins.” I think it also covers a multitude of flaws, bad ideas and mistakes.
Today, let’s seek to build up those whom the Lord has brought into the circle of our lives.
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