How often do we pray, “Father, let (help) me love everyone today,” then walk out of our ‘prayer spot’ and totally forget we’ve even asked?
Then, someone irritates us with their words…
Then, something happens that wasn’t planned…
Then, another person tells us what someone else has said about us…
Then we feel slighted by someone, in some way…
When we are commanded in John 13:34 to love one another like HE loves us there are no ifs, there are no buts, there are no ands. One almost might say there are no options. But there are actually two, right choices and wrong choices. The above ‘thens’ have options. We can choose to respond as HE would with kindness, love, patience, gentleness and, self-control. We can choose to be hateful, gossipy, malicious, or controlling. What choice we make shows others Whose we are.
Let’s make the right choice. Love one another!
Blessings to you and yours!
Hi Marie, yesterday my dog bumped into me and I have a nice black and blue small spot that hurts on my leg but Marie no matter how much it hurts I forgive the little guy. I love him to much to be mad at him. Some people would hold it against their dog he is an animal and he God made dogs just like he made us so I can’t be mad at my furbaby.
Isn’t it interesting that our pets, fur babies, often show us what love really is.