I did not originally plan on making this a two-part post, but hey, why not? Some things just have to be said. That aside, let’s talk a little more about limitless love and something else I’ve learned.
One life lesson that I’ve lived and learned is that you should NEVER stop loving. Too many people have this idealistic view that once someone has left their life or the role they played in it, it is okay and acceptable to stop loving them; it is neither okay nor acceptable.
Hard as it may be, we must allow second chances (but do proceed with caution) and a pathway for those people to walk back into our lives. I’m not saying that you should freely let people who have hurt you walk in and out of your life as they please, but you should never stop caring even if they have done you wrong.
Matthew 5:44 KJV says, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” We are called to love everyone, and even those who hurt us. Sure, every once in a while it will feel like someone has stuck a knife in you and is slowly twisting it…but your endurance is what makes you a better person. Your selflessness, forgiveness, and humility make you a star.
So if we are instructed to love our enemies, how much more then should we love the ones closest to us? My point is that it isn’t worth letting people go over petty stuff. (Because most mountains really are just molehills.)
We still have to live and care and hope. Because who are we really without those things?
Live shamelessly, laugh uncontrollably, and love endlessly.