Have you ever struggled to love? I hate to admit it but my flesh shows a good deal in this arena. I’ll do my best to be friendly and not have someone know I don’t care that much for them, but to love them? I Peter, in the concluding two chapters talks about loving our brothers and sisters in Christ. Regardless of who they are and what brought them to us, we are to love them. It is so easy to love some–those who align with you and your thinking and have similar tastes and love humor, etc. However, flip that coin over and loving becomes a whole new thing.
God really challenged me to take a good look at my behaviors in this area of my life. I’ve asked Him to open my eyes and my heart to see others the way He sees us. I need to know my downfalls here so I can surrender them to Jesus and love His Way.