For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.Romans 13:9-10 esv
LOVE two weeks in a row!!
I have probably asked it before, but it is always worth repeating: If you want to be loved in all circumstances, shouldn’t you love others in the same way?
At the store the other day, I was trying to pull out of the parking lot onto the road. The car ahead of me had just pulled out, and I began pulling out right in front of a car that I could not see because of the car that had pulled out. I stopped, felt stupid and sheepish, and then sent an apologetic wave to the man driving the oncoming car. He was ticked! It was my mistake, and I felt bad. But he still glared at me as he passed.
So what if the roles were reversed? Shouldn’t I be ticked, and stare down that jerk?!?!
According to God’s commandment as delivered by Moses, Jesus, and Paul, I should wave back at the guy who just pulled out in front of me with a “That’s okay…I’ve done it too” sort of look. This way he would not feel so bad about his mistake. And maybe he would do the same to the next ‘jerk’ like me who pulls in front of him.
Imagine a world where we all treated others they way we wold like to be treated. Imagine loving people the way we desire to be loved.
Now go love people today!
2 thoughts on “Something to Think About – 2020.02.21”
The real challenge is to love when that love may not be returned to you. To show love consistently, especially with no expectation that it will be returned to you is the more difficult part.
To live God’s love lightens the load of loving for the unlovable, or those who do not reciprocate our love for them. After all, we have a great role model in a Lord who says from the cross, “Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do.”
No that’s love!