Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 2:4-5, NIV)

Our son had recently bought his first car. We all felt good about it. He went out and got his own insurance policy to save money. It was a used car, and he couldn’t afford collision coverage.

One day a girl ran a stoplight, hit him broadside, and totaled his car. She had no insurance and was on welfare, so he had no hope of collecting from her.

After looking forward to it and working for it so long, he had no car and no money to replace it, and at no fault of his own. We all hurt so deeply for him.

Not long after, my wife and I went and saw a film on the holocaust. It put our situation with the car in perspective. We had tasted just the tiniest part of the world’s misery, pain, and loss…its sense of injustice, disappointment, and frustration.

Lord, my abilities are small, but help me lift You up that You might draw needy people to yourself. Let my dearest dreams fail, but use me to relieve the suffering of others.

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