People are so fickle. I was thinking about how easily others get upset with people on social media because they aren’t getting enough attention or likes. They threaten cleaning out their friends list because people don’t talk to them enough or God forbid they vote differently from you or have an opposing viewpoint. It seems more often than not, that we attach many conditions to friendship. Why do so many people not allow for others to think for themselves or have their own opinion about something? What happened with listening to each other and agreeing to disagree on certain matters?
Since Easter is this weekend, it makes me realize how wonderful it is to have a savior who loves mankind unconditionally. We all can be punks sometimes. I wonder how often Jesus feels neglected by mankind, even by Christians. I know personally that in busyness, I often push through life and neglect to give Jesus the attention or credit He deserves. When Jesus walked the Earth, he taught radical living, opposite from what our flesh wants to do. He ticked people off because His teachings didn’t line up with theirs. Many walked away from Him. But, he didn’t move. He wasn’t afraid of the lepers. He touched them. He didn’t care to be seen with a questionable woman. He breathed real love upon her. For those who had questions, He sat and answered the questions. He spoke truth, but didn’t force it on the audience. He endured betrayal, physical lashings, ridicule, anger, and still forgave. He knew He would be denied by Peter, yet sought him out afterwards for breakfast, after the Resurrection.
Explaining how extreme Jesus’ love for mankind is really unfathomable. But, once you realize it and come in full contact with it, it’s overwhelming to know you are loved without condition. When you are smacked with that kind of love, how can you not follow Him? His love is a magnet. It moves me out of myself and draws me to Him. If you haven’t met Him, I hope that you will soon.