After taking part in my latest first aid course this weekend it got me thinking about the duty of care we have to those around us.
This course, being an outdoor first aid course, was mainly attended by people required to possess the qualification for their jobs or to keep their outdoor qualifications current.
This however is only a small part of the reason people take part in these courses.
For many people the ability to help someone they care about when they are in trouble is a strong motivation. This duty of care stretches beyond family and friends, we should care for those around us on a daily basis and if we see someone in need of medical help while we are going about our day to day life we should use our first aid training and knowledge to help them also.
The concept of ‘duty of care’ means that if we have the knowledge to help someone in need, it is our duty to do so.
This concept is hugely important in the Christian faith.
As Christians we have the knowledge of the good news of the gospel and it is our duty to share it.
If I was injured and in need of help that others were capable of providing, it would be my hope that they would be willing to do so.
If I knew nothing of the Gospel and was in need of all the benefits it provides, it would be my hope those around me with the knowledge would be keen to share it.
If we have knowledge that is beneficial, life changing and ultimately life saving, it is our duty of care to those around us to share and use this knowledge.
If you feel the way I do about spreading this life changing news of the Gospel – why not share this post on your own social media page and perhaps you will encourage someone else to share their much needed faith.
Alternatively why not share these simple words and perhaps you will give someone some life saving spiritual first aid –
whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life – John 3:16