Why is it that so many of us struggle with the Divine command to love? Why do we go through so many mental gymnastics to justify why we “love” but don’t “like” our brothers and sisters in Christ when God’s command in 1 Corinthians 13 tells us to overlook what is not “liked”?
The answer is most disconcerting: Our fleshy, carnal nature is in conflict with the dictates of our spirit and the Holy Spirit and must be subdued. There is no quarter given here. The “agape,” unconditional love of God is to be manifest through our relationships in the body of Christ.
We cannot regard as “unclean” what God has called “clean.”
This is not a call to condone sin but a command to embrace the developing child of God redeemed by Jesus’ precious blood.
In this is the key to knowing and loving God whom we cannot see.