That is exactly what God said in Hebrew 13:2, “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertain angels.” If you want to meet God, do not ignore strangers. Take care of everybody.
No matter how poor, no matter how rich, no matter how tall, no matter how short, no matter how thin, no matter how fat, no life is worthless. When you see a stranger on the street, what do you do? When you see a poor person on the street, what do you do? When you see a child crying for help, what do you do? When you see an elderly person in a difficult situation, what do you do?
We want to see God, but we don’t want to see poor people. We don’t want to see homeless people. We don’t want to see people who don’t look like us. Until we learn how to entertain strangers, we will continue to live in isolation.
But you can change that. You can choose your own attitude. You can choose to help people. You can choose to ignore people. You can choose to focus on people’s weaknesses. Or you can choose to focus on people’s strengths. You can focus on lifting people up. Or you can focus on putting people down. Remember, your life will be much better if you focus on lifting people up. Your life will be much better if you focus on helping strangers.
When you help other people, you are helping yourself. When you help other people, you are helping God. You are here on this earth to serve people. If you want God to serve you, you must first serve God’s children.
We need someone who embraces us for our strengths and struggles
“When we’re looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, able to bend, and, most of all, we need someone who embraces us for our strengths and struggles. We need to honor our struggles by sharing it with someone who has earned the right to hear it. When we’re looking for compassion, it’s about connecting with the right person at the right time and the right issue.”- The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
The energy that exists between people
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.”-The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be Embrace Who You Are
We can only love others as much as we love ourselves
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness, and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them- we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.”- The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be Embrace Who You Are