“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another ” – John 13:34-35 (NIV).
During a certain heated debate concerning a hot topic of labor export in Uganda a commentator pointed out that while many might be indignant at the way nationals are being treated overseas, what of back home! Haven’t we seen worse?
One case was given where a Christian couple in Uganda had abused a maid. In fact, there was a case that made it in the papers of a child left in the hands of a maid being whipped terribly. And then it was also shared instances of families of non-believers treating their maids in a more dignified way. Who is a Christian? Someone asked.
To be a Christ follower means that even simple areas such as the treatment of those who work under us matter. We treat others around us in a kindly way because in doing so, we do reflect the love of Christ for us. When we treat others less than honorably we are denying the power of Christ to work in our lives and reflect his grace.
Prayer for today: Lord Father, today I pray that the manner in which I treat others does indeed reflect your love for me!