Happy Wednesday to you!
Professing your love for God or your love for people is insufficient. You must show love! Read Matthew 25:31-45 (below). Love involves service from a place of sincerity, humility, and truth. Love seeks out justice through righteous effort. Love operates with patience and sometimes...many times, long-suffering. If loving ourselves and other people was an easy task, there wouldn't be so many teachings on how to love. The most challenging work on earth is to look beyond flaws and imperfections and see the good in others. Yet, we are called not only to see the good in others. We are called to treat people (including our enemies) the way we want to be treated. We are not called to treat people how we are being treated. We are called to love every individual the way we desire to be loved. Tonight, I encourage you to recommit to this difficult challenge. Please do not grow weary in showing love. The end result is unfathomable reward.