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Who Cares?

Is the world better off because I’m in it? Is it better off because I am a Christian? Is my family, church and community better off? Or does it have little consequence, sort of like one’s color preference? I prefer blue over yellow, but who cares?

Interestingly, “who cares?” has become the over-riding question in many circles. Who cares about interpersonal relationships? About the Golden Rule? About ethics? About “the least of these” that Jesus spoke of in Mathew 25? Does anyone care about others, not just to further their own interests, but truly about the concerns, hopes and dreams of others?

In light of what Paul says in Philippians 2, we all have things to pray and care about.

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had” (Philippians 2:3-8, NLT).

If the world is no better off for me being a follower of Jesus, am I really following him?

Written by Rich DuBose

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About Rich DuBose

Rich DuBose

is director of Church Support Services for the Pacific Union Conference.

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