You know what’s more shocking than the increasing reports of the depths of evil to which humans can sink?
It’s the rare encounters with genuinely “good” people who typically reflect God’s love and light into the growing darkness.
Not so much the flashy religious ones who make a scene about how moral and kind and industrious they are. But the quiet ones who just show up when you most need a shoulder to cry on. Or who offer a steady hand to help with an unpleasant job.
It’s the ones who gently correct error with an attitude of humility. And the ones who calmly hold onto the promise that God will eventually vindicate His children who are misunderstood, unappreciated, rejected and mistreated by the inhabitants of this current world.
These people really do exist. Be sure to thank them when you meet them. Not for their sake. But for your own.
1Thessalonians 5:12-13 (ESV)
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
Galatians 6:6 (ESV)
Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches.
Hebrews 13:1-2 (ESV)
Let brotherly love continue.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.