Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. - Romans 12:10-13
Lord, strengthen my devotion to family, especially aging relatives who need so much more of my support and the young who take more energy and guidance. Help me to be patient in the afflictions caused by everyday life and the aging of my own body. Help me to day dream not so much about what more affluence would look like for me, but about what more love would like for others. Give me ideas of someone new that I could practice hospitality for. Fill me with a servant's heart that changes the lives of others with your warm presence working through my imperfect life. AMEN
"Wealth and health that serve only ourselves are blessings that never reach their intended potential."