Let’s become love starting today. What does that mean anyways? We have an amazing God who exemplifies love in every aspect of His nature. Many of us know that “God is love” (1 John 4:8). In fact, God committed the ultimate act of love for us. He took on human flesh and walked this earth to take on the penalty of our sins. We don’t deserve such great love and kindness. God loves us unconditionally regardless of our shameful tendencies and backgrounds. Jesus actually tells us to be a reflection of Him and to love our enemies. Loving others is loving God.
Let’s become love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people as Bob Goff communicates in his book, Everybody Always. Loving each other is what we are meant to do and how we were made to function. Will this be uncomfortable and messy at times? Absolutely. Use Jesus as your motivation and guide.
Loving your neighbor is more than just keeping easy relationships. Loving your neighbor means getting out of your comfort zone to love those who are different from you. Yes, even those who are particularly difficult to love. This will take a great amount of patience and humility, and you may be misunderstood at times. Talk to God about it and find encouragement in His word. Keep going.
Love others the way Jesus loves you. Let’s become love today.