DAY 4: UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
“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 trust, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
Neo loves all the time—even when he has been hurt. He is always happy to see you even if you are crabby or have made lots of mistakes. You cannot make Neo not love you. He loves you because you belong to him. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, Neo thinks you are the best!
We should give each other unconditional love like Neo because God loves us unconditionally. God chose us as his children and he loves us because we are HIS! We can never be so bad or make so many mistakes that God will decide to withdraw this love. God is Love and we are his dearly loved children. He died for us…shouldn’t that make us all grateful…and humble…and unconditional with one another?
Why should we give unconditional love?
· It is like God—remember the story of the Prodigal son?
· It is not based on works
· It builds others up
· It gets our eyes off ourselves and onto God
· It makes us non-judgmental and frees us from bitterness
Father God, Lover of our Souls,
Thank you for modeling unconditional love to us. We want to love others like you love us. Help us hide ourselves in you so that your Spirit shows through our actions and words. We delight in you.