Like others that I mentally criticize for doing to me, I am so guilty of putting too much emphasis on a person's appearance rather than on their heart. I am drawn to things and people whose appearance is pleasing, and to those whose personality is pleasing. It's easy to love "lovely" people. But what about the others? The "others" are the ones that Jesus, and perhaps only Jesus, loves. We are commanded to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Jesus loves the lepers, the beggars, the "woman at the well", the tax collectors, the poor, widows and orphans, the cripples, you, and me. If we imitate Jesus, we'll love them too. If we need help, He'll help us; we need only ask. He will grant us that request.
Bring light and love into the lives of those who know only darkness.
Matthew 22:37-40 (nlt)
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
Ephesians 5:1-2 (nlt)
Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (nlt)
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
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