Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Love is not a condition. It is a commandment. We are commanded to love one another, to love our neighbor as our self, and even to love our enemies.
When we learn that love is not a condition or an emotion and realize that love is an action it makes it possible for us to love others. Sometimes it takes a lot more effort. Some people are just easier to love than others but we are not to pick and chose who we love.
I am glad that Jesus chose to love us all in spite of our sin. We to must make a conscious choice to love others. Loving them does not mean that we have to agree with them or their lifestyles and we do not have to approve of the things they do. We do have to be concerned for them and for their soul and love them enough to pray for them and witness to them.
We are supposed to hate evil and cling to that which is good and when we do this we will realize that love, good strong Christian love is one of the best things there is.
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