We hear it said, “You can be whatever you want to be.” That advice should have these two words added: “within reason.” Try as they might, some people will never become Olympic athletes, astronauts, concert violinists, or Arctic explorers. They may be too old or too young, lack the necessary ability, or have started too late in life. No amount of desire or willpower can overcome some obstacles in life.
The same is true when it comes to manifesting love of a supernatural quality. It is not part of man’s natural constitution to love selflessly, sacrificially, or unconditionally. That doesn’t mean it never happens in the natural world. It simply means it is contrary, in the long run, to man’s self-centered motivation. We cannot naturally love like God, but we can supernaturally love like God. Paul writes that, by the indwelling Spirit of God, we can manifest God-like love: “The fruit of the Spirit is love . …” (Galatians 5:22). If God is love, and God indwells us by His Spirit, we can love as He loves.
Ask God to empower you with His Spirit daily to display the love of God to everyone you meet.(Turning Point)
Strange, we fail at that which is “the greatest” and then act as though we don’t have the slightest problem, nothing of which to repent. Make no mistake about it, a failure to love others is a major breakdown in our life and deserves our immediate attention. We are never more like Jesus than we are when we love others unconditionally as He loved us.–HDS