There is an interdependence that exists in our world that we cannot ignore. We know from history that our choices affect others.
During the Civil Rights era, countless leaders sacrificed comfortable, simple lives for the benefit of others. Harriet Tubman risked her freedom to go back into slave territory and deliver others to freedom. During the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a community of African Americans inconvenienced themselves by refusing to ride buses seeking change. Where would we be if these individuals chose to look out for themselves and their own comfort?
When we consider the needs of others, we will live in ways that make an eternal difference. By living out the gospel for others to see, we show God’s love and draw them closer to a relationship with God. The apostle Paul spoke about how we can live lives that make an eternal difference. This is indeed a better way to live, and it will lead us to support others and honor Christ.