My thoughts and ponderings on this word led me to who are the ‘other’ people in our society? In a social climate that prides itself on equality, we have certain ‘other’ people that are not counted among the equal. People of color, any color actually, white, black, olive, pink… women, elderly, poor, rich, educated, homeless. Every one of us fits in an ‘other’ category.
When I looked up the definition here’s what it said: used to refer to a person or thing that is different or distinct from one already mentioned or known about.
What, then, does God say about it?
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. Luke 6:31 (I can still hear my mother’s voice… Do unto others as you would have them do to you.)
Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4 (I don’t think this verse would even be necessary if we would stop being all about ourselves.)
So, isn’t it time to start making the ‘other’ people in our lives more important than we are?
Blessings to you and yours!
I’m sharing this with a group of writers who set aside 5 minutes each week to write about one word. Why don’t you join us? Five Minute Friday