Care for others
As children we are told that, ‘actions speak louder than words’. As Christians we need a follow-through faith; a faith that moves from our head and heart to our hands and feet. In our day to day we have to be Jesus and create the opportunity, to talk about him.
Our actions need to speak loudly of who and whose we are. We love because we are loved. Imagine how transformative it would be if everyone knew that their identity is first and foremost as a beloved child of God?
Everyday ways to love like Jesus is about intentionally caring for people in our everyday, seeking out opportunities to demonstrate Jesus’ love for them whether it’s a smile, flowers, food, a comment on social media or practical help. Of course we’d love our actions to lead to words but we don’t love to get a response. That’s a bit hollow. We love and care because God loves and cares for people. We care by asking God to help us see people as he sees them.
One of the ways we can care for our communities is by listening. Everybody hurts but not everybody has hope. Who Cares? Is a nationwide initiative where churches are working together to listen to the needs of local people, and offer compassion and hope. Who Cares? exists to ask One Big Question: What hurts the most? Who Cares? Is a framework that supports churches to understand the pain in our local communities and explore how the church can respond with the hope of the Gospel. Find out more at Who Cares?