It is a question that lies just below the level of conscious thought for most of us most of the time. Who really cares? Plenty of people act like they care, to sell us something or to get something from us or to get us to do something, but the question remains, “Who really cares?”
We can ask this question of the people closest to us in the world, as painful as that is. The answer to the question “Who really cares” is often, “not many.” That’s the harsh reality.
Some people step into the room and everything about them says, “Here I am!” You notice them, even if you don’t admire them or particularly like them.
Others come into the room saying “There you are!” These people are hard not to like.
Another way to say the same thing would be; You tend to like people who like you, not just people who want you to like them.
The question hangs in your heart, “Does this personal really care about me? Do they love me?”
The holy ambition of every member of the Church of Jesus Christ should be to communicate with genuine clarity, sincere love. Our words and prayers and actions should say sweet and clear; “Among these people I am loved for who I am.”
The Apostle Peter wrote to the church; “Love one another with a pure heart fervently.” He wrote of “…sincere love of the brethren…” No program or curriculum can accomplish that, only living, breathing human beings filled with the Spirit of God.
Once an old Sunday school teacher who had influenced hundreds of boys for Christ over the years was interviewed. So many men had followed Christ because of his influence, someone looked him up and asked him the secret of his success. He looked thoughtfully away and said, “Well, I’m really not sure.” Then, after a long pause, he said. “I really did love those boys.” Maybe that was the answer… The secret of his influence was the sincerity of his love.
May Bethel always be a place where people really do care. How rare and how wonderful it that? That can of love is rare and it’s wonderful, it’s almost irresistible.