4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, 5 because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. 6 I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. 7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.
Wouldn’t it be great if brethren thought about us like this? Wouldn’t it be great if people around us thought about us this way? Philemon is a good example of Christian love and how one person’s example of love can encourage others around him. Our example of love and kind words not only will encourage the people that we talk to, but will inspire others around us to do the same.