Reflections From The Bible And Life

Unconditional Love

Jeremiah 18:18-20; Psalm 31:5-6, 14, 15-16; Matthew 20:17-28;

A best friend is one who is a trusted friend who knows one’s goodness as well as his weaknesses. While he stays loyal to his friend no matter how badly his friend repeatedly treats him, he never fails to forgive him and starts their friendship on a clean slate every time. This is similar to how God loves us.

While we constantly show goodness to others and receive non-favorable responses, we shouldn’t stop ourselves from loving others and being good, for if we do, we will surely lose in the battle against evil. We have to remember that we love others because we want to share the goodness of Christ to others, and not because we want to expect the same treatment from them. God loves us despite our constant habit of causing Him pain through our sins. Christ showed love, mercy and kindness to us in His earthly life as well, despite the fact that we tortured him, ridiculed him and killed him. If God loves us this way and He set Christ as an example for us to follow , then surely we can show Him that we love Him too by loving others, just like the way He loves us.

Loving people who love us is easy, but loving your enemies and strangers is the challenging part. This is where true Christianity comes in.


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