The world loves to show love to the ones they like and despise those they don’t like. God teaches us to do a little differently from the world. One of the most popular verses in the Bible is John 3:16, For God so loved the world… One of the least practiced verses in the Bible is Mark 12:30-31 Love the Lord with all your heart….Love your neighbor as yourself. The same love that God gives to us, He expects us to offer to everybody else that we have contact with. God doesn’t suggest we do it, He demands that we do this. (1 Corinthians 13:7 It (love) always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.) God’s love that lives in us as His children teaches us to accept others, love them unconditionally, forgive them totally, and consider them valuable whether we like them or not. John 12:34 Jesus tells us to love others, just as I have loved you. Loving people like Jesus loves you will transform your relationships. Instead of that get even, do as they do unto me, and only care for others when it benefits me, we find ourselves reaching beyond the world’s guidelines and loving people unconditionally. This is how God loves you. God never stops believing in you. God never stops being patient with you. God never stops wanting the best in your life. Love never stops hoping for the best, endures the worst, keeps on believing, and never runs out. Think of how much God loves you today and try to love others the same today. Consider how God accepts you and accepts others the same way. It will transform your relationships. Pastor Don [image: image.png]