1 Corinthians 13:4 NLT
You can't judge a book by its cover
I've always liked to live by the policy that you can't judge a book by its cover, and as an adult I've tried to expand this way of thinking into most areas of my life. Instead of judging, I try to rely on God for the discernment to know who and what to avoid. The problem with that, I wasn't allowing it to cover everything. I was blinded by the belief that I loved my team more than anyone could possibly love theirs. Surprised by this, I wondered if I was doing it with other things in my life. Was I allowing my arrogance to blind me to loving everyone with total abandonment?
I want my life to be more about how I love than what I do or do not like. I want my life to show that I love unconditionally without stereotyping anyone, or putting conditions on what kind of love I show. Most of all, I want to be seen as someone who loves as much like Jesus as possible.
Please join me in prayer:
Thank You for always putting me in situations where I'm able to learn more about You and how to love. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know this dear friend of mine better and see that true friends can love unconditionally, even if they don't see eye to eye on everything.
As always, it's in Your name I pray,
The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning, 1990, Multnomah Press, Portland, Oregon.
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