i changed my name because the shoes were to big for me to fill. I began to feel like a hypocrite since I can’t figure out my relationship with Christ. I can’t even figure out people right now. We met some new people recently and thought–“ah finally, we have some friends in this town that we’ve been in for 2 years!” But again–it’s happening again–we are being avoided. I wonder if I need to switch deodorants or something. Are we not spiritual enough? Or maybe too spiritual–whatever that is. Do we have too many problems–or not enough problems? Are we not deep enough or too deep in our thinking? will someone please be honest?
It’s easy to love the lovable–but have you ever tried loving the unlovable? it’s really hard…
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.