Those people can be the worst. You know who “those people” are, right? We all have them, and they are difficult to like, much less love. So it’s helpful to know that Jesus had “those people” too, and his love for them drove him to understand them.
We all want to be in a great relationship. But great relationships don't automatically happen because we found the right person or because we made a promise. They happen when we strive to become the person we're looking for.
Have you ever tried to run a mile in someone else’s shoes? You probably wouldn’t run as fast, but you’d certainly have a better understanding of how the person is different than you. Our perspectives change in amazing ways when we better understand the perspectives of others. And when our perspectives change, everything changes.
I can’t believe I said that. Why did I do that? Where did that come from? Emotions can get the best of us. If we’re not careful, things like anger, lust, greed, fear, and envy can shape our actions much more than we want them to. Monitoring our behavior is not enough. We need to monitor our hearts.