Friday, October 2, 2009

Faithful Friday - Love Others

Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Romans 12:9-10, NLT

Most of us have learned how to pretend to love others--how to speak kindly, avoid hurting their feelings, and appear to take an interest in them. We may even be skilled in pretending to feel moved with compassion when we hear of others' needs, or to become indignant when we learn of injustice. But God calls us to real and sincere love that goes far beyond pretense and politeness. Sincere love requires concentration and effort. It means helping others become better people. It demands our time and personal involvement.

Look for people who need your love.


kyslp said...

I go to this really awesome church that is all about your post. We even have bumper stickers that say Love Wins. Pretty cool!

Rook No. 17 said...

So true. Hugs, smiles, kisses, and compliments are all dishes best served genuinely.