1 Corinthians 13:7 — Love is ever ready to believe the best of every person (AMP).
People are the way they are for a reason, and we don’t know everyone’s story. Just because someone looks, thinks, or believes differently doesn’t mean he is against you. It also doesn’t mean you should be against him. You and I need to get over the personal discomfort we feel around those who are different or difficult and be willing to throw out our preconceived ideas concerning certain people groups.
Our job is not to judge people for the way they are. Our responsibility is to love them where they’re at.
Jesus said the greatest commands in all of Scripture are to love God and your neighbor with all of your heart, soul, and mind.
Who are our neighbors?
They are every man or woman—regardless of religion or race—whom we live with or have an opportunity to meet. They are school teachers and students, patrons, and prisoners. They live next door and across town. They are bus drivers and riders, governors and garbage men. They’re family and friends, the dangerous and dirty. They are straight and homosexual, lepers and unclean.
No matter who they are, where they come from, or what they did, we are to go and love them like Jesus.
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