I hate to admit it but I not only like to prioritize tasks I often prioritize people.
I divide them into two columns “Matters” and “Doesn’t Matter” and give different weight and time and effort to each one depending on which side of the paper they are listed.
While that’s just fine for inanimate objects or household chores, it’s just plain wrong for relationships and people.
Because when I’m approaching another human being bearing the likeness of the God Who made him or her, I don’t get to decide how valuable they are.
That’s already been decided by Jesus Christ.
So my responsibility is to do precisely that task I have been sent to do at that moment-whether it is offering a smile, taking a meal, lending a helping hand or writing a note or making a phone call to encourage a tired heart.
Because it ALL matters.