Wednesday, January 17, 2018

ACE #442: Affordable Care

Today, there is so much discussion around the Affordable Care Act. Many are saying "Repeal and replace" it. You have others saying leave it. It's helped so many. Yet others say it's causing this or it's causing that - what seems like it should be a good thing (affordable care) has really caused a lot of confusion and controversy around the country. Our own selfish ways and desires have taken over the thought of having Christ-like love for those in need. 

In Philippians 2:4, Paul said, "look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." 

Paul's letter was written in response to the church being so gracious to his needs while in prison. Paul expressed thanks to a church whose love was unequaled in a time when he needed it the most. It was to a church that believed it could afford to care about the well-being of someone in need - a lesson in Christian living and loving with the mind of Christ.

Friends, many times in life we miss awesome opportunities to care for each other because we feel we can't afford to do it. Somehow, it becomes more about our needs and what is best for us instead of us trusting God to show us how others will be blessed from our selfless love. Whether we are rich or poor, there are still opportunities to think of others. Sure, we may never understand how beneficial the medical affordable care act is, but as Christians we can still afford to care for our brothers and sisters in need. Don't always be so interested and concerned with your needs, but show some love to the interests of others . We can afford to do that!