Faith and love, Two things that are vitally important in our life and our walk with God. But faith alone means nothing. Love is a key and important part of life. Jesus showed love for everyone that him came in contact with. This is a trait that gets lost in today’s culture.
We are so divided in everything. We let political issues and other things push us apart to the point that we lose any form of love for that person. Jesus showed us what love truly is. It is showing compassion and understanding to people even if we don’t agree with them. Love is trying to help someone and guide them to a life that betters them. Even as Jesus died on the cross he showed love and compassion. He asked the father to forgive them. He showed a amount of love for the people that were killing him that we struggle to show to someone who may not agree with how we think.
We surround ourself with like minded people and get used to that environment and anything that begins to threaten that we see as bad and turn away from. We can look to Jesus again and see that he surrounded himself with a mix of all opinions and types of people. He didn’t just go to the church to find the disciples. We went out and found people from all walks of life. He even let someone close to him that he knew would betray him and he still showed him love through all of that.
I say all of that to say this. In today’s culture more than ever we have to show people that love. That love that shows them we are not just trying to tell them they are wrong but show them that we are doing what we are doing because we love and care for them. I believe we push so many people further away from a walk with God because we focus so much on trying to change them that we forget we have to love them.