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My brother Reuben expresses it best for myself. Though I would add, that unholy attitudes are deeply rooted and very difficult to over come. While careless speech is very difficult to tame.
It would seem that denying oneself and suffering for the sake of Jesus Christ is the only remedy for purging ourselves of such fatal flaws in order for God's divine love to actually dwell within us.
Thanks and I readily agree with you. Denying ourselves and suffering for the sake of Christ can fall under the first greatest commandment – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Mt22:37). That love may involve suffering but which we do with joy, a Christian’s irony, because of the hope that we have for the things to come.
Just back from a gathering where the topic of a teaching was “Be Good to Others”, a follow up on about how to love with the love of God. Among other things it teaches us just to be good to others regardless whether (humanly speaking) they deserve it or not.
Give generous tip even if the service is terrible so as to plant a seed of love on the waiter/waitresses.
If you have money, try to sponsor those in needs in order to alleviate their difficulties. Pick one such person and pay his/her rent for a month. Offer to baby sit if they have travel plan without the children. If you see a beggar soliciting, tell a restaurant owner to give what he wants to eat and pay for it.
If you are in the office, maybe prepare a cup of coffee too for a colleague during tea break even though he may never do that to you.
Give way for a car who wants to cut queue in a congested traffic. When you look for parking lot in a busy shopping mall and when you see a car reversing to get out, don’t go in, give it to the car behind you. The Lord may give you another as you move on.
What we have is from God’s bountiful blessing and when we give it away we are giving it back to God, and as we can never out do Him in generosity, He will give us even more blessings in return.
People have heard lots of sermons on Christian’s love; now they want to see that actually happens in reality.