I interact with numerous people throughout any given week. Sometimes I can go from talking with someone who has just lost a loved one or lost their job to someone who just got married or just got a promotion.
Romans 12:15 says, “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” Be careful that you don’t get that backwards and rejoice when something bad happens to someone and be sad when they get a blessing. Jealousy is behind that line of thinking.
“So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature…
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