{1 Peter 2:11-12; ESV}
Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

In a world full of hate and suspicion, what a distinctive role the Christian can play. This is the only way in which the spread of alienation is arrested and the nearness of Christ’s love is brought even nearer to so many who are lonely. All the hatred that is demonstrated in our world has resulted from a world that know no Appreciative love toward the very author of life.

Ravi Zacharias, Cries from the Heart, p. 179

Questions to consider:

  • How is serving and loving other people counter cultural to the way the rest of the world lives?
  • Why is it so important for us to love those around us?
  • How does our love for other people point people to God?
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