Martin Luther King Jr.
is remembered and honored for his peaceful efforts to abolish racism and racial inequality. One of his greatest quotes was, “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”
I like this quote, because it’s true! Love is the only force capable of transforming people. And who is the greatest source of love? Jesus, of course! Not only did Jesus love us before we even knew Him, Romans 5:8 says, “While we were still rebels (sinners), Christ died for us.”
The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life”.
As you go about your daily life, I encourage you to practice love. Love people who are hard to love by showing them grace, kindness, and forgiveness. Love people by sharing with them the free gift of salvation that’s found in Jesus Christ. Love people by never giving up on them — because God never gave up on you!
As your actions reflect Christ, people will likely ask you why you’re behaving a certain way; that is where you can then share your faith. Share about Jesus, and His unending love. And explain that they, too, can receive God’s free gift of love.
“Love people by never giving up on them — because God never gave up on you! ”