The other day while driving down the street, I saw something in the road up ahead; but couldn’t quite make it out. As we got closer, I slowed down to take a look. To our left, close to the median; I saw it laying on its side. Right next to it was another one, I wondered could it be its parent or a friend; who knew?
The bruised duck didn’t appear to be able to move. I couldn’t make out if it was breathing, but next to it was an unharmed duck sitting next to its friend, looking just as broken.
This made me think of us, humans and how we treat one another. Romans 12 reminds us that we are many members in one body. We are to have brotherly love for one another. If you are rejoicing, I should rejoice with you. If you are crying, I should be crying with you. Most of all I am to live at peace with you.
It’s funny how animals can teach us how we should treat one another. Pause and think about this. Are you broken when you see someone who is emotionally, mentally or physically bruised?
Perhaps while going about your day, you say a quick prayer and hope that someone else will come along and do what may have taken you out of your comfort zone to do? Or do you find yourself filled with compassion, even if all you can do is to just sit there.
The brotherly love that the Bible mentions isn’t about how long we’ve known a person, it references those opportunities we are given, and the lives we get to walk into, even if all we can do is sit there. Because truth be told, sometimes just being there brings hope even it all seems hopeless.
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