Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another… v. 8
“…and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” v. 9
“I’m sending this message to let you know how much members of your church have touched my life. Four years ago, my husband and I and our two children rented a small apartment in your area, when we were blessed and overwhelmed by the birth of identical triplet boys. Our closest relatives were over 1,000 miles away and we had no help.
The day after they came home from the hospital, I had to get a job to pay for diapers and formula. I took a job waitressing at a restaurant near your church. On that first Sunday of work, I waited on a group of church people. My past experience told me church people were terrible tippers, so I dreaded it. But to my surprise there were no complaints even though I was slow.
They even asked about my life and learned of my situation with the triplets. Each Sunday this same group of young adults came in and I began to look forward to serving them. They would always ask about my children and they lifted my spirits. I had been confused about God, then out of nowhere this group of Christians entered my life and genuinely cared.
Our first Christmas with the triplets was soon coming and we still couldn’t keep up with our bills. The group came in one Sunday, but didn’t eat. Instead, they left an envelope on my table with A LOT of money for me. I bought the children some things at Toys-R-Us that night and cried the whole time.
I just couldn’t believe it. It has been years since I’ve seen those young adults from your church. We have since moved back near family. I just wanted you to know that their love for me resulted in me becoming a follower of Christ, too! I thank God they sat at my booth that first Sunday!”