And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Even when we have doubts and fears, and our faith and hope in life’s situations flickers on and off, one thing is constant and that’s God’s love. This is the one thing that should also remain a constant for us—our love for Him, our love for ourselves, and our love for other people—despite their faults.
Love complete strangers—you don’t know how they are or will be a blessing to others and possibly even you. Love your service providers, you know that you need them.
Love your bill collectors—for goodness sakes, even though they can act like the mafia sometimes, let’s be clear, you owe them money, so be loving as you work to pay them back with interest. Lastly, but no less important, I will say to love your enemies—you don’t have to like them but understand that they are God’s child, just like you, and your grievance with them He will resolve.
Love people despite themselves just as you want to be loved despite your flaws and the ignorance that you sometimes (or often) display. We all just want to be loved. So love. Then watch as the world begins to look different to you, as you begin looking through a different lens.
I love you all.
Father, I am so thankful and grateful for Your love, for it is like no other. I can rely upon Your love remaining constant for eternity. Your love is infinite, unlike anything a human can give because You give freely without keeping track of my wrongs, without expectations, without ultimatums, and without game playing. Your love is simply an “Is” and without explanation.