People can be hard to love!

36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” 37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
~ Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT)

Love them anyway

When I saw the quote above a few days ago several thoughts rushed through my mind:

Thought #1: YES! They can be!

Thought #2: Um… yes, I can be!

Thought #3: God, how do you not give up loving on us when we can be so unreasonable, illogical and self-centered?

Thought #4: God, grant me the grace to love like you love. I can’t do it on my own.

May we extend His love to those we encounter today!


© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2013. All rights reserved.



Filed under Christianity, God, Grace, influence with the world, Jesus, Love of God, Loving God, Loving others, Religion and Spirituality

4 responses to “People can be hard to love!

  1. Great thought process! I saw your reply on J. S. Parks, and thought I’d stop by. I’m a fan of John Ortberg, too. He has written some excellent books. One of my favorites is “If You Want to Walk on Water You Have to Get Out of the Boat.” Life to the full, baby – count me in!

    • Hi Tami! Thanks for stopping by! That’s one of John’s I haven’t read but it’s on my “to read” list. Looking forward to reading some of your blog posts!

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