1 Peter 4:8 “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

As we travel through this life, we want to be accepted.  We want people to see our differences as an asset instead of as a problem. When feeling threatened or not important, some people lash out, others become super silent, and yet there are some who retreat within themselves to cry out for help.  They are not easy to love–all the more reason to love them.

These are people who may talk about you.  They may be jealous of you and even lie on you from time to time.  The truth is, they are really drawn to you, yet they appear to push you away.  They really want love: which encompasses prayer, a reassuring nod or for someone to just listen to them.

We are to have agape love for everyone.   We are not called to just love those who love us back or to love only those that are loveable.  We are called to love the entire harvest.

Scriptures to focus on this week:  2 Thessalonians 3:5, Matthew 5:44, Deuteronomy 10:19