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Love who?

God, You want me to love him/her? You are kidding, right? He raped and killed that child. She is the vilest politician ever! He would steal his grandmother’s false teeth if he could make a buck. They love themselves! These people have NO love for You nor Your word. They have no use for me because I’m a believer in You and Christ. Why should I love them God?

In today’s society, it’s a struggle for me to love some people. The definition of despise is: feel contempt or a deep repugnance for. Despise describes my feelings towards many politicians, entertainers, athletes, and news people. Then I read the following verses:

John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

Mark 12:30-32  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

Some believe Christ was talking about loving His followers only. I can’t agree with their interpretation. I’m a class “A” sinner and He loves me so He wants even expects me to love those I may despise. When I stand before Him, I don’t want to explain why I did not love these people.

Your thoughts?

Thanks!

Mike   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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