Most believers know that they are supposed to love others. The Apostle John tells us how people will know us by our love for one another. We get it - love people, and many do it well. What we don't do well is receive it. If you've been hurt one too many times you know all about not letting others get too close, and if you keep them at a distance, you never really know how they feel about you. There are many people, even in the church, who are content to come and go and never develop any genuine relationships with others. They love others, but they do not receive love at all as they maintain very superficial relationships. We all want to be loved, so how do we progress to the point of allowing others to love who we are and in spite of where we've come from? It's a scary topic, but the reward of being love far outweights any anxiety.
July 31, 2017