Being interested makes you interesting

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!  Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Prov. 3:3

Jesus drew people to Himself, not only because it was obvious He was someone important but because  He  let those around Him know they were important to Him. Jesus was interested as well as interesting. When we are under stress and  focused on “important” things, it’s easy to be unintentionally dismissive and short with people. When people, especially those close to us, are annoying or selfish, we may feel betrayed, but responding with kindness and interest is restorative. People who show interest are the most interesting.

Lord, help me to be outwardly focused today.