How do you love someone you don’t like?

Strange question? Maybe I am the only one who has these people in their life…

Do you know those people that make it almost impossible, in your own strength, to love them? No matter what they do, they always drive you bananas and the last thing you want to do sometimes is pray for them. Maybe pray for them to move to a far off island, but not praying for God to bless them…

I know God’s Word tells me to love others and that there is no exception or fine print. The Bible tells me in 1 Corinthians 13 that “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

My prayer for them is that the Father will love them through me. That He will love them through me with agape love….love that is all those things listed above. I know that my love through CHRIST never fails.

Until next time,
Jenifer

2 thoughts on “How do you love someone you don’t like?

  1. Thanks for opening your heart and sharing, Jenifer, though it’s hard to believe you’d have a hard time loving anyone. I have had lots of folks throughout my life just like you described … hard for me to like and hard to love. But I really believe that through our encounters with such people that we are able to see how limited our love is, yet how limitless is God’s love! When God’s in control, He can pour out His agape love, and demonstrate it through us. We can’t do it in our own strength, but He can! I hope and pray God will continue to bless and love others through you, especially those you don’t like. I really enjoyed visiting your blog for the first time tonight — I am very impressed with the “ponderings” you’ve shared here , the beautiful family pictures, and all the other information you provide. You have inspired me –I hope to get a blog set up soon, primarily to have an outlet for writing (which I love to do, as you can probably tell). My kids are older, and we don’t do well with pictures, so mine will probably be focused on personal reflections. Anyway, I really enjoyed learning about you and your family. Hope to visit again!Love to you and your family!Genia Harrison (Steve’s wife, and mother of Daniel and Patrick)

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