Love One Another by Pastor Ed Young
It’s frustrating to be someone’s Pygmalion project, isn’t it? It’s agonizing. Every time you live, every time you do something, this other person is kind of sending you signals saying, “You don’t quite measure up.” You see, I have no problem loving people like me, but I have a severe problem loving people who are “abnormal”. I wish everyone was normal like me. Have you ever thought that before? If only that person would change, if they could kind of come up to my standard of “cool”, or they could be a clone of me, then I could relate to them and they would be my Pygmalion project, no relational hassle, I could love them.
Look at our songs over the last four decades: “What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” Then the Beatles proclaimed, “All you need is love”, and now Tina Turned hits the stage and she belts out “What’s love got to do with it?” Beginning today, we’re going over a five-week study answering the question, “What’s love got to do with it?” In fact, the goal of this series is to help us learn how to love people who are different than we are.
How to love people who are different than we are; and that could be and it probably is your spouse, your children, your boss, your co-workers, your teacher, your fellow classmates, and Jesus cut to the core of this issue when He proclaimed in John 15:17, three radical words. Three radical words. Jesus said, “Love one another.” He said, “This is my command; Love one another.” When I see the word “love”, I have no problem with that. In fact, if I were to take a brief poll here, all of us would agree that we try to love people.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Fellowship