Friday, March 6, 2009

Genesis 9

verse 5b, "And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man."

I don't know how many times I have read this chapter, but missed this verse. I am struck by how direct this statement is from God in regards of our connection to one another. This brings "love each other" into a more powerful light.

I am responsible if I want to be or not for the people around me in some way. I believe that responsibility is to care for the poor, serve, and spread the love of Jesus. I believe I will be judged on whether or not I lived like this. Therefore I am responsible in some sense to those around me, not for their actions but for truly loving them.