Stand Up For the Guy That No One Likes
You know that guy at work, or that girl at school? You know the one I am talking about. The one that no one really likes, maybe because they are weird or have something wrong with them. The one that people talk bad about behind their backs. Maybe you participate in this or are just a silent observer knowing that it isn’t right. But if you were to do something about it, maybe say something, you may quickly find yourself on the outside with them.
It’s important to make sure that you are inside the social circles, and that people like you. Right? Even if you say something and risk your social priority it wouldn’t solve anything anyway. You would end up an outcast and that other person’s situation would not be any better. You can’t help others without helping yourself first. Right?
Wrong. If you don’t then there might never be someone to do something. It is important to remember that that person is a loved creation of God. What person on this earth is not a creation of God? What person has God turned His back on? None. Even those that no one likes or wants anything to do with. Because of this you must recognize Christ in them and treat them as such.
This may cause you to be unpopular, maybe even made an outcast in your social circle, but Christ said
“Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. For I have come to set a man ‘against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s enemies will be those of his household.’ “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is righteous will receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple – amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”
So you must acknowledge Christ in this person and treat them as such. If you lose your place in your social circle to do what Christ wants you to do, it will not go unnoticed by God.
But make sure to not do this in order to get “rewarded”. Do this for that person and because God wants you to.
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