But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 1 John 3:17 ESV
It doesn’t matter how good we are, or how much we serve others. If we are not there for our siblings, parents, extended family, or other Christians who are hurting, we are not showing God’s love. Therefore all that we do is worthless.
God is love. If His love abides in us, we would be there for one another in patience and in love. Guiding one another spiritually and emotionally. Encouraging them to “fight the good fight!” and to be a shoulder to cry on. This is the purpose of a blood related and spiritual family.
So can you take a moment and look from the outside in? Are their any relationships in your family you would like to change? How can you show God’s love in your family which abides in you? How can you show them how much God loves them?