Being “People” People:

Olaf Breuning

... the Bible does not say that life is a pie. Its says life is a river. You can drink as much as you want. God is infinite. he's not going to run dry. There's more than enough for all of us to get everything we need and want.

As disciples of Christ, we must become “people” people.  We are to care about people, to relate to people and to live for people.  We’re not envious or jealous and we’re not picking on each other.  We’re not competing with each other.  We’re not gossiping about each other.  Rather, we’re helping each other achieve God’s best.  Many Christians are frustrated because they have the “pie mentality” of life, meaning, “I’ve got to have the biggest slice before you get part of the pie.  When I see you eating a big slice, I get mad because it means I get a smaller slice of the pie.”  But the Bible does not say that life is a pie.  Its says life is a river.  You can drink as much as you want.  God is infinite.  he’s not going to run dry.  There’s more than enough for all of us to get everything we need and want.  I don’t have to worry about you getting too much, because we can all get as much as we want.  The point is, embrace the people you meet.  Love God and love all His Kids.  When you meet a negative person, be kind and move on.  Never let a closed, bitter, or small attitude keep you from people.  If we can’t love people, we can’t love God.