Unconditional love: everyone wants it and needs it from at at least one other person on the planet.
Yet, it can feel so exasperating to actually follow through with it when your the one that has to love unconditionally.
I was thinking of one of my family members who needs my unconditional love and support. I make attempts at loving unconditionally, and then he does something that makes me angry. Out flies the “unconditional love” mantra, up goes my get-away-from-me-now-away exterior, and then I have to start all over again.
I was once encouraged that I should be able to love anyone unconditionally. I was told to ask myself, ” How crummy can a person be that you could not love them? Then think of yourself. You were at least that crummy, yet Jesus loved you and died for you anyway?”
Great words, right? Oh Father, help me to reach this pinnacle.
What helps you to love unconditionally?
Romans 5:8 (King James Version) — But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:18-19 (King James Version) — Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
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