If you would have reached out to me as a friend, that would have made a difference.
I needed the support and encouragement of someone who cared.
If you would have taken the time to listen, that would have made a difference.
I needed someone who could understand.
If you would have accepted me, that would have made a difference.
I wanted to feel like I belonged.
If you would have loved me, that would have made a difference.
It would have gave me hope.
All these things would have made a difference,
I would have seen Jesus in you.
The hurting need to know that someone cares and loves them. Sometimes the thing they may need most is someone to just be there. If we want to see lives transformed with the message of Jesus, we need to show them Jesus. We do that through our actions by loving them, genuinely caring for them, having compassion for them, and seeing them as Jesus does. That exemplifies the love of Christ.
Jamey is not speaking from theory. She’s been homeless before. She knows how the poor are treated, even by Christians.
I’m ready to make a difference. How about you?