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We could all make this world a better place to live in if we just learned to love blindly. What I mean by this if we would just imagine listening and hearing someone first instead of looking at the color of skin (this applies to everyone), or how someone we know irritates us (we don’t know the personal troubles they may be facing), or getting mad at the next person who cuts us off in traffic (They may be on the way to the hospital and besides that you didn’t get hit this time). But if we would start looking for ways to help others, our attitudes would change (and so would our hearts).


Life would be happier. (Praise God—I mean really Praise Him now).  Love changes things, it can change the world, it can change our hearts. When days are gloomy, search out that small shimmer of light (hope). It’s there waiting to be discovered. I can be a rainbow on a cloudy day. An old friend calling out of the blue. Anything.


In 2 Peter 1:5-8 we are reminded to make every effort to add to faith goodness: and to goodness, knowledge: and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness, and to godliness, brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, love. And if we possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Isn’t that wonderful. Jesus wants us to love. Love everyone He created. He doesn’t want any to perish.


In Colossians 3:12 we are instructed to clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all (here comes this word again) these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. (And who doesn’t need some peace?)


If we just take a moment and look around, their are so many opportunities to show love to someone.


You can change someone’s life forever. Let it be with love and compassion that you do this. Someone needs a kind word today. Someone. A widow, widower, single parent, foster child, homeless person, a dying person, your neighbor, this person could be YOU!

Just love.

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