Looking at “Loving God and Others” I was reminded of how sweet it is that despite all we did, do or will do Jesus still loves us. But even sweeter than that is realizing He took our sins on the cross, died for us, and despite all that pain and suffering we caused Him, He wants to be an intimate part of our life. Now that is HUGE!
When we really grasp how much He forgave us and the fact that He still longs to have an intimate relationship with us, it should radically affect our relationships. None of the hurts we have suffered at the hands of others even compare to what Jesus suffered because of us. To say we love someone and want their best, refuse to have anything to do with them and even cause others to pull away, is just as wrong. (more…)