Praising Others

Unlike most men I know, Jesus also loved to praise other people. When he worked a miracle, he often deflected credit back on the recipient: ‘Your faith has healed you.’ He called Nathanael ‘a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false.’ Of John the Baptist, he said there was none great born of women. Volatile Peter he renamed ‘the Rock.’ When a cringing woman offered him an extravagant act of devotion, Jesus defended her against critics and said the story of her generosity would be told forever.

–Philip Yancey, The Jesus I Never Knew

Praising others is not one of my strengths. I’m praying that this year during the Christmas season while spending more time with others that God will give me the grace, and that I will be obedient, in loving others in this way.

I pray that those reading this blog will have a nice time celebrating the birth of Jesus and spending time with others.

That those without family will find fellowship with others.

That those who are estranged, alone or suffering would find comfort in and fellowship with our Lord.

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