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What’s best isn’t the same as what’s best for me.

“Jesus hardly talked to anyone about what He’d done. The Bible never depicts one of those end-of-camp slideshows where Jesus goes over all He had done with His disciples. Instead Jesus modeled that we don’t need to talk about everything we’ve done. It’s like He was saying, what if we were just to do awesome stuff together while we’re here on earth and the fact that only He knew would be enough? If we did that, we wouldn’t get confused about who was really making things happen. Not surprisingly, we’d get a lot more done too, because we wouldn’t care whose looking or taking credit. All that energy would be funneled into awesomeness. Even then, though, don’t take the bait that if we do incredible things Jesus will dig us more. He can’t. He already digs us more. And more than that, our pictures are already in His wallet.” – Bob Goff, Love Does

Because selflessness or putting our pride aside is such an important part of being intimate with The Lord, we can’t wait until we’re perfect before we are ready to help folks heal. Our healing, our filling is integrated with the healing and encouraging of others. We know the answer; let’s not sit by waiting for one more sermon or one more class before we reach out.

One more thought on the street corner guy. When you stand on the corner berating people that you know absolutely nothing about, all you are communicating is that you think you are better than they are. People like this frustrated Jesus more than anyone.