I struggle with loving everyone.
It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s something that’s true.
You see, I’m really good at loving people that are kind to me, that appreciate me, that encourage me, and that support me.
I have a harder time loving people who are mean to me, disagree with me, don’t see things the way I do, and/or who may assume bad things about me.
Then I read John 13:34 yesterday which says, “Love one another as I have loved you.”
Super straight forward… but I realized that I’ve never read it the way Christ said it, I’ve always read it the way I wanted Christ to say it.
(Anyone else do that with the scriptures?)
Is it just me, or has anyone else thought of this scripture as meaning, “love one another as I have loved you… if they’re kind, if you like them, if they support you, if they love you back, etc”?
Christ asked us to love ALL people, not just a select few we deem as lovable.
He asked us to be kind to all, to find the good in other people, and to forgive those who injure us.
I’m grateful for this scripture, and for the opportunity to love others the way Christ has asked us to, not just the way we may want to.
Let’s start a love revolution!