Loving My Neighbor follow-up
OK, so I did it I tried very hard to love my neighbor as myself and let me tell you it caused me to do a lot of inner looking cause I failed what seemed like everyday. Some people are hard to love let alone like, and those are the same people I am to pray for and love like I love myself? It became such a struggle that it got to the point where it seemed like I was just either constantly talking to God in my head or asking Him to forgive me cause I had failed yet again.
And right when I went to give up I looked out the window and saw a bird soar across the sky and it hit me. If you look at your relationship with God as though He is your father and you are His child, He doesn't expect you to be perfect, actually He already knows you cant be. What I believe He wants is for you to try your best, because if you try a little more each day it becomes easier. Easier to smile when someone frowns at you, easier to say something nice then something mean, easier not to judge and try to understand.
I think part of the reason God wants me to love my neighbor like I love myself is because well think about it, is it easier to talk about the homeless man on the street or give him a sandwich, is it easier to curse someone out when they look at you wrong or smile at them? Is it easier to show God's love or hide it depending on your mood and situation?
Hey I am not perfect and I learned a lot during this, a lot about how I love myself and I get it. At least I think I get it, but then again this is really just the experiment of me not you :-o
PS..If you are wondering about the bird it was a pretty bird and it was really just soaring controlling every movement with hardly any movement at all.
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