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“Let us not become weary in doing good…” Galatians 6:9
The phrase to whom much is given, much is requested really applies to those among us with big hearts who are capable of big love. The more we love, the more pain we endure when those we love hurt us. Society teaches us that the person who hurts the most is the weakest or the dumbest for letting someone get the best of us. After-all, if you’re dumb enough to love others enough that they are able to hurt you or if you’re weak enough to think enough about someone else that their actions affect your life, then you got what you deserved. You’re a loser and you should have done better.
But we know the Lord says, “Let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8
God’s word never says if you love someone more than they are able or willing to love you, that you should be embarrassed because you allowed yourself to get played. That’s the foolishness that society teaches us.
There is no strength in being emotionless with others. Or only loving those who we can get the most from. Or getting someone before they get us. Real strength lies in loving others regardless of the circumstances, or how well you know someone, or if they’re related to you or not, or if they have done something that merits it.
Loving people is hard. People are imperfect and the hurt that comes with that is inevitable. A strong person knows this and still loves big. So brothers and sisters, do not become weary in doing good, in being kind, in loving during difficult times, because that is how God instructed us to live, and greater is He who is in us than he that is in the world. We can’t be bound by the broken ways of the world.