5. Helping Others Take the Next Step
Finally, if at all possible, help the other person take their next step. We might not be able to solve everything, but we can help someone take the next step.
Give them the contact info for Christian counselors in your area.
Check in on them weekly or daily.
Be there when they sign the papers.
Pack up the moving boxes.
Show up and help them through that difficult season, see what the next step is, and help them take it.
These aren’t easy things to do (far from it!), but each is a key ingredient to practicing a love that stays with people no matter what they’re going through.
Staying is hard. Leaving is way easier, and we all know it. But speaking from experience, there’s nothing like having people in your life who stay, who love with that kind of love. And really, there’s nothing like loving other people like that, too.
Real love is just there. It doesn’t back away when things get hard. In fact, it works harder, doing whatever it takes, dragging us through to hope...no matter how thick the crowd, how hard the decision.
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