IF I sympathize weakly with weakness, and say to one who is running back from the cross, "Pity thyself"; IF I refuse such a one the sympathy that braces and the brave and heartening word of comradeship, then I know nothing of Calvary's love.
IF I have not the patience of my Savior with souls who grow slowly; IF I know little of travail (a sharp and painful thing) till Christ be fully formed in them, then I know nothing of Calvary's love.
IF I cast up a confessed, repented, and forsaken sin against another, and allow my remembrance of that sin to color my thinking and feed my suspicions, then I know nothing of Calvary's love.
IF I do not look with eyes of hope on all in whom there is even a faint beginning, as our Lord did, when, just after His disciples had wrangled about which of them should be accounted the greatest, He softened His rebuke with those heart-melting words, "Ye are they which have continued with Me in My temptations," then I know nothing of Calvary's love.
Don't forget the "Challenge"
Remember the Pastor's Challenge for 2018. Pray for at least 18 people to come to Christ this year!