Day 37: The Love Of Christ Is In All Things

7f9f9c0c8af94752c4d19a4bb7054ed6Ever since I was a kid, I was told that Jesus loves me because the Bible tells me so.  Isn’t that nice?   Where does it actually say that?  Then I heard He loves everybody, which really wasn’t true according to my tradition because we clearly had categories of people God did NOT love.  (Especially if you were a ‘really’ bad person).  I was confused.  Perhaps God just “kind of” loves everybody with the same ‘love covering’ and then He picks out His favourites.  I wasn’t sure.

So, I decided to find out what the Bible actually says about God and His love for humanity.  What I discovered has blown my mind.  Perhaps now is a good time to set aside your ‘childhood’ teachings on what God’s love is and revisit the subject with a new lens.  I am sure that you will find that some things you were taught are actually true, but other things have been tainted with a cultural bias.

Read very slowly and carefully, read what is says, not what it does not say: Continue reading