Colossians 2:2 ” My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love…”

As people waited in the crowded lobby, I over-heard a kind looking elderly gentleman ask the young lady seated  next to him a rather probing question.  She was bent over her phone, oblivious to anything or one around her, when he asked, “What would you be doing right now if you weren’t on your phone?”  His tone of voice was gentle and reflective, which completely caught the young lady off guard and rendered her speechless.  His question though got my mind whirling!  How can we  show the agape love of Christ to others when we’re folded up like a flower over our phones?  How can we be Jesus to those around us when we totally disengaged from our surroundings…detached and indifferent?  This verse says we are to be united in love which takes dedicated  involvement and connection…not self-isolation and selfishness.

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