I was going to share about the opportunities I had to look outside of my own small world and help those around me. But then as I sat down to write the post I remembered reading in Matthew the other day and this is what I read:
Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets (or in your blog :) to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:1-4
So I will just say, I DID see opportunities to reach out to others in love when I was looking and I am trying to keep that perspective! That is my encouragement to you! Isn't the giving so much better than the receiving!
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