The people we work around need something more from us, as Christians, than just our opinion of them. We tend to look at people who oppose us, or who act very differently than us, and form an attitude toward them by the way we think of them. God instructs us not to dwell on their behavior, as wrong as it may be, but to seize the opportunity to pray for them … and when an occasion is presented, show them the kindness God has shown us. (PMC) Consider: “When He (Jesus) saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest’ ” (Matthew 9:36-38).
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.