Acceptance is huge. Loving people who are different from us is also huge. It’s very easy to love people when they treat us the way we want them to treat us, and do what we like for them to do but things can get ugly pretty quickly when they don’t meet our expectations. It is then we tend to isolate ourselves from the person who has hurt us, we put a wall and coat our hearts three times and refuse to let them in. Do we ever stop and ask ourselves who are we damaging the most when we live in unforgivness and when we don’t walk in love? We punish ourselves first more than anyone else. I am not suggesting that we should become doormats and be ok with people taking advantage of us but I”m merely saying to watch our own emotions and actions toward those people. How we react will show the shape of our hearts and as we like to say our “true colors.”
We should work on embracing and celebrating our differences by learning from one another instead of resisting each other for it. Being different doesn’t mean wrong. There is power in getting along and unity regardless of our differences. It is healthy to set boundaries but not built walls.
The best way I know how to enjoy life is when my heart is clean and I don’t have anything against anyone and I’m walking in love. I am the happiest when I’m living a truthful and authentic life.
Be kind to one another.
New International Version (NIV)
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.