In the Word,there are so many stories and examples of the manner in which Yeshua demonstrated his love for people.
He performed miracles, fed thousands, and even still showed so much love for people like Judas Iscariot and Paul,whom he gave a second chance at life .
The beauty of it all is that,Yeshua loved those He came across with the full realisation of who they truly were:sinners,Pharisees,thieves,adulterers,unjust tax collectors,killers like David and many others.He knew their shortcomings,rebuked where necessary,but yet still loved them anyway! He looked beyond their faults and showed them much love fam! So much!
You see,that same love that He showed and continues to show to us today,is the same love He expects us to show others. To love others like you do you.
If this is what is expected and required of us, can we then as living epistles,imitators of Christ still love other people unconditionally even if we fully know who they are? Can we still love another even when we know they are struggling with sin? Do we rebuke,but speak the truth in love? Do we extend Grace whilst sharing the truth that sets us free? Or, do we just backbite,gossip,butcher them or classify them as misfits and lepers?
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” ~ 1 Peter 4:8
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” ~ 1 John 4:7
Love and Blessings,