Love

After receiving all the mixed responses on my post two weeks ago, I want to apologize.

I was wrong.

As a friend of mine so kindly pointed out in more eloquent terms, I am facilitating hate by placing the blaming game.

The post last week was not meant to be as such and reading over it now, I see where I was wrong and I am looking to correct it. Right here, right now.

By defining what I believe love to be.

Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:18

Love is forgiving.

 

The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:34

Love is for everyone.

 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

Deuteronomy 6:5

Love is endless.

 

Yet the Lord set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today.

Deuteronomy 10:15

Love is forever.

 

If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:3

Love is everything.

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

God is love.

 

And that was just a few of the 281 verses on love. Now, this is not to say that it is easy. Love is hard to navigate, as proven by my post, “Redefining Christianity.” We are imperfect beings who make mistakes and often times, don’t notice them until it’s too late. We are selfish and force our opinions upon others and in writing my post two weeks ago about my opinion on some Christians today, I was not responding in the very thing I was attempting to preach. I was not responding in love, but rather in hate and frustration.

And it’s hard. It’s hard to love. To care about others more than yourself.

The only ever person to master that full-on selfless love is Jesus.

So, instead, I urge you, I urge myself, I urge everyone to love like Jesus.

This post is part of my “I am a Christian” blog posts, which can be found here. To see all posts, click here.
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3 Comments »

  1. Camden,
    Thank you for this explanation. I did not read the previous post because I was put off by the first two sentences. Typically I read all of your posts, but that one was off putting. I did read this one, however and appreciate your honesty.

    Keep on keeping on.

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  2. Camden, you are a dear. This post is superb! You saw your error, listened to others and corrected it. That is a sign of someone very mature and who loves the Lord. I am very proud of you. Granma

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