"Rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn." --Romans 12:15

Romans 12:15

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

 

One of our most powerful tools of witness is our presence rather than our presents; not the stuff we wrap up nicely with a bow and give to people out of our abundance…but rather the giving of ourselves, the gift of being with, whether it’s convenient or not.

Romans 12:14

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

 

Bless [show kindness, desire good, go beyond mere nonretaliation]…

…those who persecute you [those who treat you badly, insult your faith and values, make it difficult or dangerous to follow Christ…just to name a few]…

…bless and do not curse [in person, on social media, behind backs…you know, everywhere]