[Phm 1:10-19 NASB] 10 I appeal to you for my child Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my imprisonment, 11 who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me. 12 I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart, 13 whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my imprisonment for the gospel; 14 but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will. 15 For perhaps he was for this reason separated from you for a while, that you would have him back forever, 16 no longer as a slave, but more than a slave, a beloved brother, especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord. 17 If then you regard me a partner, accept him as you would me. 18 But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account; 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand, I will repay it (not to mention to you that you owe to me even your own self as well).
1. Even the useless ones of society can be given new life purpose through Jesus Christ; they can become brothers and sisters.
Love the useless with the love and message of Jesus Christ. See them reach their potential.
2. Usefulness that comes from a change of heart towards God, and in response to the Gospel; has impacting effects towards the new believer, to the believers, and to the Lord.
Expect to see real change in the most useless of our communities, when they respond to the Gospel in faith.
3. There may have been a lot of wrongs done by the useless. Be prepared to take responsibility and cover their shame by offering of your own resources and taking their blame; after-all, Jesus did this for us in a greater sense