THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Let Love Flow”

THOUGHTS FROM JACKIE: “Let Love Flow”

There is plenty of hate in the world. Hate is causing people to kill each other, and mistreat each other all over the planet. When we exhibit love to one another peace is always the result. Hate requires so much thought and energy. Is it really worth all the effort it takes to hate someone? It may not be easy to do at times, but we should all strive to let love flow. Do it for your own sake.

John 13:34
34 So I give you a new command: Love each other deeply and fully. Remember the ways that I have loved you, and demonstrate your love for others in those same ways.

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Matthew 5:43-47
“You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that.

Proverbs 14:29-30
29 Slowness to anger makes for deep understanding;
a quick-tempered person stockpiles stupidity.
30 A sound mind makes for a robust body,
but runaway emotions corrode the bones.(MSG)

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