Helping Toward What Exactly? – An Answer?

So last week (on the 4th I think) I posed a question I have been struggling with (read it here)…

When we love others long term, in what direction should our love lead?

I’m talking specifically about mentoring type relationships I often find myself in.  It usually starts with helping someone out financially.  I buy them food, or help them pay off a bill, or pay for something at court for them.  Then as I follow up the needs escalate.  They have more crisis.  I try to love them through it.  Until finally I get tired and they start taking advantage. 

It doesn’t always head that way; but that is the norm.

So I’ve been mulling this around and I think I have an answer finally.

If I were mentoring someone to start their own Thingy I would be living our Core Principles with them.  We would be meeting weekly and walking them through together, focusing on one at a time, trying to improve our efforts at loving God and loving people. 

I think my goal, as I love people  through disastrous times, needs to be to get them to a place where they also can focus on loving God and loving others.  As I help, this always needs to be on the front of my service, “Where do you need to be so you can focus in our loving God and loving other?” 

Thoughts?

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Helping Toward What Exactly? – An Answer?

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