Much of a Christian’s daily life is about how they treat people. The way they treat people comes from thinking about what life is like in other people’s shoes.
Thinking about the inner lives of other people helps Christians to show people real kindness without wanting any kind of reward.
What should Christians tell the public about what it means to live as a Christian today? Much of a Christian’s daily life is about how they treat people. The way they treat people comes from thinking about what life is like in other people’s shoes. This can involve asking a coworker how they feel if they have a look of uneasiness on their face. It can also be as basic as holding the door open for someone on the street who looks distressed and is using both hands to carry a heap of equipment to a meeting. Christians think beyond their own needs and wants to look at the inner lives of other human beings.
Thinking about the inner lives of other people helps Christians to treat people right without wanting any kind of reward. For example, a Christian would refuse to laugh at a joke about their manager because they know how they would be hurt by it and not because they wanted a raise. A Christian life also involves giving up what they want at times because caring about the needs of others results in putting the needs of other people first. For example, a Christian would give up movie tickets to spend the weekend doing yardwork for an elderly neighbor who called unexpectedly.
Although the Christian life can be difficult at times, a true sense of joy comes from it. Trying to see into the lives of other human beings to make their lives better is a source of real and lasting happiness. Christians also find a profound sense of contentment in their daily lives by loving Jesus. They love Jesus because they are grateful for their lives, they are grateful for the life Jesus lived on earth, and they are grateful for the ultimate sacrifice he made. Christians also find genuine happiness in the hope that they will live again after this life with Jesus and the people they journeyed with on earth.