Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt: Chapter 6

How many of you would want a reality TV show in your house? I sure wouldn’t. We all seem to have it altogether on Sunday with our “church faces” on. Pastor Kempie and I have had those faces on as well before— talking to each other through gritted teeth while smiling the entire time.

Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

- Mark Twain

The reality is, no family is perfect and as much as we hate it; neither are we. We all have had our moments when our flesh takes control and we act in ways that aren’t very loving.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
— Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT

Doing the things in Ephesians 4 requires a conscious decision. Being kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving requires effort. No one said it was easy, but it is possible. Remember, everyone is valuable, God loves them, Jesus died for them, and the least we can do is love them.

Let’s love on purpose today!


Pastor Lisa