Do you bless others? Have you spent time thinking how you can bless someone else? Have you thought about blessing someone in need? Have you thought about blessing someone with a disability? Do you only bless others if you think you are getting a reward?
Blessing others may come natural to some of us. However, most of us will think about being repaid for it. We live in a transactional society. We often operate in a “you wash my back; I’ll wash your back” mindset. Few people in our society will give to help others without thinking about what we get in return.
We may give to charities. It is easy to do. It doesn’t require us to interact with those in need. It is transactional. We tell ourselves we are giving to people in need, but we are often simply getting rid of stuff we no longer want. It’s not to say we are not helping others. But we are distanced from those we help.
Jesus espouses inviting people in need into our homes or going to where they are. He intimates that we should interact with those in need. It is to be up close and personal. It means talking, fellowshipping with them. It means showing genuine interest and care for them. And doesn’t that make sense? After all, if we were a person in need or had a disability, wouldn’t we want someone to pay attention to us and treat us as an equal?
When we interact with others, especially those in need, we are a blessing to them. But it requires a personal interest, a personal touch. So, let’s all look for opportunities to bless others. Let’s look for opportunities to sit down to a meal with someone in need. Let’s look for opportunities to serve someone with a disability. And…let’s treat them like a friend.
I pray we all look for opportunities to be a blessing to someone. I pray we bless someone in need or with a disability. I pray each one of us will follow Jesus’ suggestion to help others. Be a blessing. Bless someone in need. Bless someone with a disability. Make a personal investment. Know that your reward will come in eternity.
Luke 14:13-14 “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”