A Genuine Concern for Others


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Sometimes people come to me and say, “Luis, I’m not a natural evangelist. I can’t bring others to Christ like you.” And I respond: "You don’t need to copy me. All you need is a genuine concern for the lives and hearts of those around you." The problem is that genuine concern for others doesn’t come naturally. Anyone who knows small children can speak to that. Many kids’ favorite word is “Mine!” Humans are naturally selfish, happy as long as we have our own little goodies. Also, genuine concern for others can’t be taught. We can take as many training courses as our churches offer, but all that information can just go into our minds – and stay there. Without a love for those around us, the information will never affect our hearts and motivate us to action. We need the Holy Spirit to overflow in our lives. Then, we will see people in need of God’s love and naturally share the Good News of Jesus with them. Jesus told His disciples, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses.” That’s exactly what happened to the disciples– and that will happen with you and me. As we get closer to Jesus, we’ll get closer to His heart and passion for the lost. Timid no longer, we’ll become bold and joyful witnesses to the work of Christ, reaching our world in the process. This is Luis Palau.

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