John 13:34-35New International Version (NIV)34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
It's really hard these days on Facebook so many people full of hypocrisy by flaunting the Bible in everyone's face. It seems they are forgetting the very essence of Jesus...which is love. It saddens me that we can't see beyond the need of hell and condemnation to actually show love.
I hope when people see me or talk to me they see love. I've been very luck and for the most part have been accepted for who I am flaws and all. We are all flawed. Why small minded people are busy pointing out sins when they have their own I will not understand. My heart aches for the people who hear these things or read these things and then believe that all people think this way.
We are all human. We all experience the same emotions. Yet we are all unique individuals. We are all flawed.
I've battled with the idea of perfection and why did I feel the need to be perfect. It's taken me many, many years to realize that God/Jesus nor my parents were asking me to be perfect. But the "world" was. The Christian world I percieved. The one where you screw up and your burning in hell. You drink or dance and your going to hell in a fuschia colored hand basket.
I've accepted who I am, flaws and all, so shouldn't I accept others? Emitting love isn't something that is easy. Some people are difficult to love, but the fact is this is the one thing Jesus asked us to. LOVE ONE ANOTHER for this is how HE knows you are his. Is the Judeo-Christian world embracing this?
I can't control them. I can only control my heart and what I choose to say and do each day. I know for me not being loved or recieving love would be devastating. So I choose to give it. Put away your condemnation. Put away your hate. Leave your bigotry behind. Choose to love one another. It's very simple, but I have a secret...you have to love yourself first. (But that's another blog post :-))