Love others Like Jesus
Love is a big word with many different meanings. You can love your parents. You can love ice cream. You can love the beach. We can all agree the love you have for your mum is different from the love you have for ice cream. Love can at times be challenging, we might find ourselves in conflict with our parents or our best friends who we love. When the conflict is resolved in a positive way for all parties, it is easy to continue loving that person.
What happens when the resolution leaves you with a fractured relationship? How do you love someone who has hurt you or betrayed your trust? In John 13:34, Jesus tells us this, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Take a moment to think about the way Jesus has loved the world.
Jesus loved those who hated Him, who the type of love you must have to forgive those who killed you! The thing is Jesus has called us to love everyone in our worlds, including people we like and the people we don’t like.
The great thing is Jesus does not ask us to do it alone. After the resurrection, Jesus sent His followers the Holy Spirit as He promised in John 14:15- 17, “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth.” Jesus has given us the Holy Spirit to help us love everybody around us. This includes being kind, standing up for those who can’t stand up for themselves and avoiding gossip. These are a few ways you can show love to those in your world.