He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Isaiah 53:3
Recently in my travels I observed a man who started to sit by a lady and she covered the chair and shook her head in the 'no' gesture. This man looked so rejected and sad.
Sometimes those in life who society rejected are so scarred by their past. We who turn our heads are the real low life. People may look funny, not be dressed like 'normal' people, have body tattoos you may not approve of, or strange piercings but we are not to be looking at the outer man. Many people have inner wounds we can not see. Perhaps even a medical problem which is not seen by ordinary man. God wants us to be kind to everyone.Each of us is only one fall, one stroke, or one car wreck away from not being who we are today. Be kind as you never know when you may need kindness returned to you.PRAYER: Thanks for the opportunity to reach out beyond my own world to meets needs of others whether emotional or material. Use me to bring joy to another less fortunate. In Jesus' name. Amen.