Reach Out to Others

Close, open relationships are vital. A glib "Hi, how are ya" must be replaced with genuine concern.

The key term is assimilation. When I use the word here, I'm referring to people reaching out to one another.

Being absorbed in the function of the family of God as a participant (rather than a spectator)

. . . relating to

. . . working with

. . . caring for others whom I know and love.

As I read it over, I see written between the lines the reminder:

This is

not

automatic.

I am personally responsible.

So are you!

We actively participate in the family of God by caring for others we know and love.

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Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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