Today I want to challage you to love people today without thinking of yourself.
Let me explain what I mean by that. The human nature is to do something for someone so you get something out of it. You may not even realize that the reason you are doing something for someone is so you can get rewarded or thanked so you can feel good about yourself. Never do something nice for someone to get something out of it. Do it because you love them. God doesn’t love us for what he can give us. He loved us while we were still sinners. He died for us knowing that we could possibly reject him and say mean things about him our whole lives. Imagine if we sinned and Jesus said “Oh… I’m sorry you hurt me so I can’t love you anymore.” That would mean that Jesus only loves us for what we can do for him. That’s conditional love. So it’s the same thing when we do something nice for someone for what we can get out of it. So I want to encourage you to love like Jesus loves. Unconditionally. If you do something super nice for someone like make them dinner and then they aren’t gratefull and just throw the food out how will you react? How you react can show if you’re really unconditionally loving someone. If you react by yelling at them and thinking what an unthankful person they are cause you were trying to be nice and they didn’t appreciate it that’s saying you love someone based on how they react to you. People killed Jesus but he said forgive them for they know not what they do. I don’t know about you but I want that heart for people. No matter how they treat me I want to treat them like Jesus treats his haters. I want to show love.