I know I am guilty of this, and I know thousands of other Christians are guilty of it too: we don’t have a clue how to love.
What does love look like? Love laughs, love forgives, love has conversations, love causes people to change, love dies for others, love lives forever, love promotes healthy conversations. With each one of those things, what is the one thing they have in common? The word “love” in each one of those can be exchanged with the name, Jesus.
Ever since I was a little boy there has been a song with a lyric, “and they will know we are Christians by our love.” Now, don’t mistake that with acceptance of things that are not of our Heavenly Father God and don’t mistake love with being walked all over, which seems to be happening to Christians all over the world.
Love hopes all things and endures all things, but I think we still have it wrong. If others are feeling like less than humans, we have the love part wrong. If others are feeling forced, we have the love part wrong. If others are feeling unheard, we have the love part wrong.
Our country, The United States Of America has been in termoil for years!! We have been drifting apart from one another and created divisions that don’t need to be there. God created ALL OF HUMANITY and yet, we are so divided on everything it pains my soul.
Am I asking Christians to accept and honor things that God does not want us to? No! But at the same time, we are not to be attackers of humanity either. They will know we are Christians by our love. Think on these things and act as JESUS would and we would see an entire world bow before the King of Creation. I love you all and I long for the day ALL will know Jesus as King Of Kings and Lord Of Lords and crown Him ruler of us all.