Your Irregular Person

Who seems impossible to love? He’s as approachable as giving your cat a bath. She’s an iceberg. How can you relate? Well, anger is an option, or the silent treatment. Or you could just terminate diplomatic relations.

What would Jesus do?  He says you should forgive, even love him. Ugh!

Is there someone whose name makes you gag? If we’re to give God thanks at all times for everything, does that include your next-door nemesis? The Holy Spirit produces fruit in you to help you love the difficult folks where you work, on the cul de sac and, yes, in your family. 

“’Demonstrate love to your neighbor, even as you care for and love yourself.’ But if you criticize and come against each other over minor issues, you’re acting like wild beasts trying to destroy one another … But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is God’s love: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart and strength of spirit.”  Galatians 5:14, 15, 22, 23 

Will you send gift boxes from Harry & David this year? Wait! Why not personally deliver fresh, nourishing fruit grown in you by God’s Spirit?

Jesus Paid It All - Fernando Ortega