Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. (1 John 3:18 NRSV)

In a Garfield cartoon, Garfield, seated in a comfortable chair, sees his friend Odie at the window peering in eagerly. Garfield says to himself, "Poor Odie. Locked outside in the cold. I just can't bear to see him like this. I gotta do something." At this point Garfield gets up from his chair and closes the curtains!

How do we respond to the needs of those around us?

1 John 3:17-18 says to us, "How does God's love abide in anyone who has the world's goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action."

I know we cannot meet all of the worlds needs, but we can share what we have to help some of God's children.


Lord Jesus, guide me as I work at sharing what I have to help others. Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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