Who’s that person that’s been sitting next to you in the office all these years?

Galatians 5:14

‘For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself”

It is possible to sit next to someone for years and never really get to know them or we may even get to the point where we stop saying hello to them. The work place isn’t designed for social interactivity, yet that’s where many of us spend the majority of our lives. It is our job on top of our paid job to show Christ to others. A simple invite to grab a coffee with a colleague doesn’t mean to say we’re going to start-up a 50 year-long friendship or throw The Bible at them but it’s simply reaching out and saying ‘hello’. You never know where the conversation might go. There are people out there who are hurting inside but you’d never know it from their demeanor. A gesture that shows we care about them or care enough to have a coffee with them is a great start. We may find out that they are already believers and we’ll have something in common. God does work that way. And even if they don’t follow Christ there will be an opportunity to talk about it with them even in a casual way. I’m not the best at it but I have managed to let people know what I believe in by inviting them to serve or helping out on a project involving the church that requires their skills and ability. People like using their skills to help! The rest is in God’s hands!


Heavenly Father, Give us the strength to let someone know that you care about them. And for us to find the right words and time to show your love – Amen!


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