When we love one another the way Jesus loves us, not only do we change, but the world changes as well. Our lives takes a different course because we are no longer moving in hate, anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness.
Do our lives become less painful? Doesn’t loving people leave us open to get hurt? Yes, there is pain in loving at times, but in love there is healing. Hate and anger are cruel taskmasters. Only in love is there joy. We will never really be free until we move in forgiveness and love. And yes, love takes courage.
So, I encourage you today: “Be strong and courageous” and LOVE.