“Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him.”Mark 10:21a.
I love this verse. Jesus was about to bring a hard lesson to someone, but before Jesus does that, the writer tells us that Jesus genuinely loved the man.
When was the last time I told a tough truth to someone in genuine love? Is that how we typically talk to each other? It just doesn’t seem like it. And unfortunately, the Christian community doesn’t seem to be much different than the rest of the world.
So if I want to love people like Jesus, then I really need to love people! Not with an agenda, or a plan to “reach them” but just with the love of God. If I can’t? then I really need to check that out!
What about you? What better way to start the day than to be seeking to love one another!
Wow….. this really isn’t where I thought I would end up when I started.
December 11, 2018 at 7:34 pm
Funny how time passes and we learn these lessons in little ways and sometimes, unfortunately in big ways. You once mentioned that if we are sending some message to someone so that they get it …maybe we should make sure to get it to haha