The Scripture says: “For in Christ Jesus … the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love” – Galatians 5 verse 6. What pleases and honours God is when we express our faith in Him through loving acts to other people.
How do we unconditional love people who strongly disagree with us? We have to look beyond their opinions and beyond our feelings and unconditional love them in faith as Jesus did. The Scripture says that “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and … he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him” – Acts 10 verse 38. He was empowered to do good. And in doing good, He brought healing everywhere He went.
The good news is that you and I have been anointed to do good as well, whether we feel loving or not. We’ve been empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring healing to people and to promote the good news of Jesus Christ. Our anointing brings God on the scene! We can do far, far more through love than we can by spreading our opinions. God works through the expressions of our unconditional love and touches the lives of others.
In a world so full of differences, we need to step back and say, “I’m going to be loving toward people, especially people with whom I disagree”. Look for opportunities to be good to not only the people you disagree with but also to those who are in your own backyard, or a coworker, or a neighbour who could use your help.
The Scripture says, “Do not withhold good from whom it is due, when it is in your power to act” – Proverbs 3 verse 27. God wants you to give your unconditional love to all those around you because that’s where the healing comes in!