Loving like Jesus means loving people where they are at & not where I want them to be or even what their potential is. He loved us while we were yet sinners, why is it my inclination is to love with expectations? Loving my wife is easy for me. It’s the not so lovely folks I meet out in the world that I judge and label unworthy. I sometimes wish I saw people as Jesus does, like the Brandon Heath song “Give Me Your Eyes” (https://youtu.be/P5AkNqLuVgY). I think the heart of that song is spot on, but for me, seeing people as Jesus does would mean I would see all the pain and suffering in everyone’s life. I don’t think my heart could handle it all. So for now I will just try to do my best try to remember every life has a story, give people the benefit of the doubt, and love them where they are.
Pray Hard, Play Hard & Live Well!