Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another, not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. Romans 12:10-11
I just read a great question, "what's it like to be on the other side of me?" It points to developing empathy, and a healthy sensitivity about what others see--an attempt at honest self assessment without narcissism. Thought a lot about that, as I wonder if I am superficially strong and relationally weak.
I care about lots of people, but do I actively love? Is my concern for others loyal, hospitable, lacking hypocrisy, open minded, respectful, peace keeping, generous--or is it (yes) too often just a general wish for good will to all and to all a good night?
Do I have time to love others, really love them--listen to the whole story, do something helpful, engage without noticing faults or frustrations?
What's it like on the other side of me?