Time to get started, why should you love your coworkers?
- You spend hours with these people every week. Do you really want to miss your opportunity to show your coworkers God's love? Do you really want to spend these hours disliking or angry at those around you? I don't; it steals my joy, peace and just makes things worse.
- Your coworkers are humans. This means they get sick, they have emotions; excitement, anger and disappointment. Just like you want someone you can count on when your sick, excited, or disappointed; you should be there for your coworkers. This even fits into #1 of showing others God's love. In 1 John 4:19 we read "We love because he first loved us." Jesus modeled being there for others in love, because he was first loved by God.
- Loving / blessing your coworkers can boast their mood, as well as your mood, both in the office and outside. When you decide to love and bless you coworkers you're no longer focusing on yourself. this keeps you out of the pity party and helps to boast your mood. Loving and blessing your coworkers helps them to feel loved and boast their mood. A perfect trade off, they are happy, you are happy.
- You are loved, so share the love. Jesus knew that God loved him, he also knew that God loved us. Jesus told us in Mark 12:31 "The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." So since we know we are loved we should help our coworkers know they are loved.