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Tonight I had an awesome conversation with a friend. We were talking about how Christians get aggravated with me because I am in their words “too loving”. I think they don’t believe it is possible and that I must be a mean person deep inside. Some people say they get mad at people like me because they see something in themselves that they don’t like. Whatever the reasons are, there really is no excuse for Christians rebuking others for loving too much. I was actually asked to REPENT for loving because Jesus did not come to bring peace. This is NOT what Jesus meant when he said that. Look I wasn’t always loving. I use to be quite rude and sarcastic. I use to be proud and did not often see the best in people.
Comments I made in this conversation when my friend about this issue, “you know some interesting people” I responded, “I don’t know them… that’s why i deleted them. If i know your loving and that’s what u show then i know u…. if I know your hateful and u show that then i know u but these people said they were loving but they show hate. I don’t know them“
Lets go over love the way God describes it for us.
1 Cor 13 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (believes the best in all, there is no limit to her hope, and she will never fall – NSV)
THIS IS LOVE!!! If this is NOT what you are demonstrating then you do not have love.
So if you say you’re a Christian and you’re not patient with others, you’re not kind, your proud, rude, not believing the best in all people then you’re not being a loving Christian. We all fall short but you must recognize that and repent. I had to.
Mark 12 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Father, let those in the body of Christ exhibit love. This is my prayer.