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Supernatural Love

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What does pure, supernatural “God love” look like? Many people on this earth believe God loves “good” people and does not love “bad” people, or He loves Christians and rejects all others, but Jesus Christ tells us that God loves the whole world unconditionally! Jesus Christ came into the world to pay for mankind’s sin- making a way for imperfect man to return to the perfect place of heaven when we leave our earthly bodies.  Often God’s love is so hard for us to grasp because it is so much higher than natural human love, which in general accepts those we consider lovely and rejects the unlovely.

Yet Jesus tells us to love and be kind and good to our enemies, which is not a natural human reaction. Learning to love our enemies often takes time. We must desire to mature spiritually and to work out our feelings of dis-like, anger, and hurt toward our enemies, which is part of the process of letting go and forgiveness. This will then free up space in our hearts for the Holy Spirit to pour in His unconditional, healing love and grace. Loving our enemies does not necessarily mean we experience a two way friendship with them; but God’s Spirit will give us the ability to have compassion and love the unlovely as He does! Patience is essential to the way of compassion, and to live this compassion demands great spiritual energy. One must have God’s strength in order to be openhearted, kind, and benevolent.

At some level of abiding in God’s love we will be given the courage to give without expecting anything in return. Yet He promises that we will be greatly recompensed in being called “sons of the Most High,” for we will be like our Father-kind, sympathetic, tender, responsive, charitable, compassionate, and good to the ungrateful and selfish. Let us, as God’s children, press on to grow in His powerful unconditional love and to show forth His light and healing to a hurting, broken world.

“If you [merely] love those who love you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the sinners love their lovers [those who love them]. And if you are kind and good and do favors to and benefit those who are kind and good and do favors to and benefit you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the preeminently sinful do the same. And if you lend money at interest to those from whom you hope to receive, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? Even notorious sinners lend money at interest to sinners, so as to recover as much again. But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense [your reward] will be great [rich, strong, intense, and abundant], and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked. So be merciful [sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate] even as your Father is [all these]”(Luke 6: 32-36).

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