a call to die – day 29: love one another

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”  — 1 John 4:11

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Jesus said to love one another.  Now I know it’s easy to be like the couple in the picture above; to walk hand in hand down a path with some you choose to love.  The hard part is to love someone who has hurt you.

Nasser reminds us that “Jesus continues to go against our natural instincts when he tells us to love the people who hurt us and aren’t like us.”

That’s hard to do, I’ll admit but through Christ, we can and should ‘love one another.’ That means everyone, even if they did not hurt us, to love those who are not like us or have no immediate factor in our lives.

In other words, “The Unlovables.” 

Those “unlovables,” Nasser writes, are the “people we just don’t want to be around.”  He believes there are four categories of unlovables:

  • Bullies
  • Competitors
  • Loners
  • Too Cool

“These are the people Jesus wants us to love” (Nasser, day 29, emphasis added).  Did He love those people?  You bet He did.

So, How do we love the unlovables?  In addition to Jesus’ example, Nasser offers suggestions on how to love the unlovables:

  • Let God show you who to love
  • Soak in the love of God
  • Go out of your way to speak to that person
  • Listen
  • Invite that person to church or Bible study
  • Pray
  • Take the flack

Loving our friends is easy but Jesus wants us to love those who are unlovable.

Therefore, my question for you today is – Who is the unlovable in your life that God wants you to love?

Until tomorrow,

Love One Another  

Also, begin memorizing Psalm 91:1-3

Love, {Lorna}

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About Follow 2 Serve {Lorna}

I am a follower of Christ and I love to serve Him. I am married with two sons. I received my Liberal Arts Associate Degree in May of 2012. My hobbies are reading, crocheting, quilting, knitting, nature photography, and being with my sons.
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2 Responses to a call to die – day 29: love one another

  1. Dianne says:

    God, puts people in our lives to test us. We might not care for the way they act, but who are we to judge. If we look hard enough we will find they have something we can love. Hopefully they will love us back.

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