You Can Love Those Who Are Mistaken Without Loving Their Mistakes!
”Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope!” – Maya Angelou
Love is the most amazing thing on Planet Earth! Love has the power to change your life, if you love only the people who love you, then you aren’t going to feel the full impact of all the love that surrounds you!
We only ever receive what we give, so the smaller amount of love you give out, the less you will receive back! There is a wonderful line from a hymn I remember singing as a child; I think it was describing Jesus it said “Love to the loveless shown that they might lovely be!”
If we show love to those who aren’t acting the way we wish that they would, the chances are that they will be touched by that love and become more like the person you want them to be! That’s a bit like saying “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!”
You can’t give love without receiving it back; you can’t out give the universe!
So, when someone acts in a hostile way to you either tell them to their face or at least say it to yourself inside your thinking: “I don’t know why you acted that way towards me, maybe you are having a bad day, maybe you have a different (notice not making them wrong and you right) set of rules to me; but regardless of the reason why you have done what you have done, I love you!”
When you have considered what I have just said, then I want you to go to the nearest mirror you can find and look yourself in the eye and say: “I love you! You are worthy of my love and the love of those in your life. You are enough and I will continue to love you despite the human frailty of the mistakes that you make!