In some Christian circles you’ll hear the proverbial adage that ‘We love you all.” That is good enough for whatever it means, but truthfully, some people are simply easier to love than others.
I will admit:
I have a difficult time loving murderers, liars and thieves.
It is extremely hard for me to love ISIS or others who intentionally and systematically kill others for terror.
In fact, a snotty nosed brat is difficult for me to love to include others. The truth is: I really don’t love all people. I’m simply not there yet.
No, I don’t mean for harm to come to other people, but for some, let’s just say that I don’t lose sleep over in their demise. Bin Laden comes to mind on that for on his death, I wasn’t exactly upset.
Once again, as I maintain in other posts, it’s really a matter of being accurate and honest with our personal spirit.
Don’t say that you love all people when you don’t.
For if you say you love all: it means…well, it simply doesn’t mean a thing for there’s nothing to give manifest to its true identity. In other words, since no action is involved it’s merely loose and empty words.
Yet, when brass comes to tacks, we do love some. Some we love more than others and some we simply don’t even think about and for still others we detest.
So then, our attempt then should be to reach out just a little more than we did the day before in attempts to love the unloveable. We should strive and pain ourself to the point where we go beyond who we are to yield the love Jesus taught us to love.
Face it. We aren’t exactly easy to love either and Jesus loves us anyway, loved us first while we were yet still sinners. Thus we are to copy his example and extend ourselves outward in the aim and goal of bringing more people into the company of those who are easily lovable. And we do all that with the love in our hearts that we have for Christ. In that way we can in fact do unto others the same.