Loving the Uninvited and Overlooked

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As Christians, we are called to not just our lives in proximity with people who are convenient and are able to something for you in return. Jesus says those people will invite you back, but that will be your only reward. 

Jesus connects our reward in heaven with the people we live in proximity with here on earth. He's connecting your reward in heaven with the kinds of people that you love during the time you are given. So, Jesus challenges us to think about who you are spending your time with. If you're just spending all your time with people who are comfortable and convenient, who can do something for you in return, or if you're just spending your whole life like creating these boundaries so that people who are difficult, high maintenance, or high need, you might get some rewards for that here on earth, but that'll be it. 

Luke 14:13 says to invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then, at the resurrection, God will reward you for inviting those who couldn’t repay you. Remember, God's looking at your invitation. He's paying attention to who you're spending time with.

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  • Savannah ballard

    Savannah ballard

    My way of doing this is simple but can have a huge impact on someone's day. I collect food, clothing, hygiene products, water and winter gear with a blanket into a bag and hand it out the window of my car to anyone i see homeless in need outside. they always appreciate it so much and it makes me feel like I have truly done something worthy of gods love and it makes my day so much better.

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