Happy Saturday to you!
Love is the greatest safeguard against evil. Think about it. You would never want to see persons who you love in pain. Moreover, you would never want to be the source of their pain. For the most part, you desire wellness for your loved ones. When it is in your power, you do things to make them happy. Imagine if you demonstrated the same concern for persons outside of that sphere. Imagine if you demonstrated that kind of love towards distant relatives, annoying coworkers, or strangers. Life would be drastically different for all of us.
We really should make every attempt to abound in love towards one another. We should forgive those who hurt us. We should avoid cursing those who annoy or anger us. We should extend grace and mercy and avoid retaliation. We should inquire about the well-being of those who are not in our intimate circle. We should give as often as we can without murmuring. We should see the value in each person's life. We should show respect to all people, regardless of our seeming differences. This is the key to impacting the world, positively and powerfully.
Many people only express love to those who are loving. However, Jesus Christ teaches against that way of life. He calls us to extend love to those who are good, as well as to those who are menacing. It is not our duty to seek out vengeance against mean and evil persons. It is our duty to show love, even in the most difficult moments. Do not be deceived. Just as God always punishes wickedness, He always rewards lovingkindness.
Never allow a circumstance or a person to turn you into an unloving person. Continue to hold love in your heart and express love to all people. In that manner, you glorify God and store up for yourself treasure that does not corrode or perish.