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I need to work on this. (1 John 4:19)

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 7, 2011, 3:21 PM
"We love because he first loved us." - 1 John 4:19

If we truly believe Jesus loves everybody, and we are truly followers of Christ, we need to make loving everybody a personal goal.

No matter what we think of them.

No matter what they have done.

No matter how hard it is to believe that God is willing to forgive them.

If we try to follow Christ without following his love, it all becomes nothing but religious dogma.



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shadow1alphalite Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
It's a great goal to have, even for us non-Christians... Count me in, totally, and good on ya! :clap:
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Netbug009 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Love is the very core of the Christian belief. Or it's supposed to be, anyway. :)
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shadow1alphalite Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
It reminds me of this quote, I forget who said it: "Love your enemies--it really gets them confused." :XD:
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Netbug009 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Haha, I've heard that one. XD

Christianity kinda has a proverb for that, actually, as silly as that sounds.

"If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you." Proverbs 25:21-22 (Emphasis added)

God is very much aware that loving people who are mean to use drives them crazy. XDDDD
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shadow1alphalite Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
Not silly; thought-provoking, I'd say. :)
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