Friday, October 10, 2014

Why Do I Care? - 31 Days / Five Minute Friday

It's Five Minute Friday!  This is both part of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes and a standalone Five Minute Friday.  So you can still play along if you like.

Today the writing prompt is CARE.


Why do we care about anyone or anything?  I think it's a combination of conscience and the way God created us.

Sometimes the conscience--the Holy Spirit in us, if you will--tells us that something is just wrong.  Slavery is wrong.  Hurting children is wrong.  How can we not care about injustice being done to other human beings?

The way God created us is clear right from Genesis 2:
Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."
God knew that we weren't good to be alone.  He designed us to live in community.  The Bible refers to this many times.  What comes to mind is Paul's description of the body of Christ as a human body.  As the body has eyes, hands, feet--each serving a different purpose--so are we when we come together as a group.  For example, we have people who are good at teaching and people who are good at behind-the-scenes tasks.  We need all of these people if we are to function as a complete unit.

Why do we care?  Using the above model, how can we not care about the other people who are connected to us?


Out of time, again without reaching an elegant conclusion. *sigh* 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll considering joining up with us today!


  1. I love how you related this verse to being a helpmate and our role in the Body. Stopping by as your neighbor from FMF (sorry, I'm running late). :)

  2. I love the Five Minute Friday community but did not write this past week. You shared about the importance of community working together and there is no better example than the beautiful community of women at FMF. May your week be blessed!

  3. Community is very important to me... I have a great group with my MOPS moms and I am always so thankful for them.

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