Where Is The Love?
I have found that there is an expectation that Christians know what love means, but what if you encounter one who does not? Without reciting to me 1 Corinthians 13, do you really know what it means to love and to be loved? Is your life a constant reflection of this biblical chapter, even to the invisible audience who watch your ways?
Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. —Matthew 24:12-13
Sometimes I wonder if Christians would simply love the way we say Jesus loves us (yes we know, because the Bible tells us so), how the world would be a better place. Then one day, I understood that not all who profess Christianity have fully accepted that Jesus loves them. Not all who profess Christianity believe they are lovable. This disbelief multiplies itself when people who they can see, particularly other Christians, confirm their skepticism through their hurtful words and actions, both explicitly and implicitly.
If you trust love, you can love. You can guard your heart, possess keen discernment, project a firm foundational stance while operating in a loving posture at all times. This does not always mean going along to get along. It does not mean sitting on the sidelines while injustices occur. It does not mean dimming your light so others can shine. It does mean, however, embracing and exemplifying that of 1 Corinthians 13 which you routinely recite.
We are designed to stick out. Just because we see evilness and wickedness in the world does not mean that we have to be conquered by it. When people ask, “Where is the love,” someone should think of you and you should be a reflection on Him. It all should lead back to God, the Alpha and the Omega. Love, well it is found on the Rock.