Tuesday, February 07, 2012

How To Love

Wouldn’t you  like to always be generous, forgiving and compassionate. Wouldn’t it be great to love all people unconditionally? I know we’d like to. I know we try. But it doesn’t always seem to work that way. Maybe we’re just too human.

We love our spouses, families, and friends. We love human kind as a whole. But sometimes we are not very loving. We see others' human faults and our own come to the surface much too easily.

We want to give of our blessings to others, but sometimes find reasons why we can not. We want to forgive someone, but can’t help remembering a time when we felt we were not forgiven. We want to give emotional supportive to people during when they‘re in need, but perhaps we feel there was a time when no one was there for us. Can loving really be unconditional?

Jesus was a human. But he was the Son of God too. He was filled with the holy spirit. I’m sure he could see every man in a way that we could not. Yes he could see their human faults. But he could also see the good in every man that was put there by God. God our Father and the Father of Jesus. The God who created man in his own image.

I think the answer of how to love can be found in
Philippians 4:6-9 NKJ version.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.

In other words, don’t worry about what others have done in the past. Pray humbly for forgiveness of your own transgressions. Be thankful for all your blessings. Ask God for His guidance and strength. Think about all the good there is in your life, the people in your life, and people all around the world. When we do these things, the love of God made known to us by His Son Christ Jesus will rise up from within us and overflow onto others much more often and we learn how to love. How to love more like Jesus.

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