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Jan 19, 2014

Loving the Unloving

Have you ever met someone that was so full of love it just poured out of them? It may have been a teacher, neighbor, friend, family member or someone at church. This is the kind of person that always has a positive word, is caring and kind, never loses heart, and always gives everyone the benefit of the doubt. They are always giving, listening, praying and well, loving. While it may be rare to come across a person like this, when you do they leave a positive impression and make you want to be a better person.

It is easy to love the loving, but what is difficult to do is to love those that are less than loving. It seems now a days it is more common to find people in our lives that are difficult, disrespectful, controlling, cranky or just plain evil. Our immediate response may be to treat them rudely or to even remove them from our lives altogether. Let's face it, it can be just about impossible to love the unloving unless you are in Jesus Christ. Even then, you likely will find yourself praying and seeking God. When you do remember this, you are often a bit unloving too. Even so, Jesus always loves you and believes in you. He asks that model him and do the same.

"But to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:27-28

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