To love and to be Loved
Read Jon's journal and can't agree more with what he wrote. To love.. your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength and to love your neighbour as yourself are the two greatest commandment from God. Yet, it's very difficult.. especially to love an unloveable person.
As for loveable person, we often find it difficult to love because we are not willing to take the risk. Loving a person, not just in boy-girl relationship, in every relationship: family..friends.... involve exposing the real you and your vulnerabilities. Many of us often protect ourselves from getting hurt. We draw a line on our relationship. We set rules..... because deep down we are afraid.. afraid of rejection, afraid of disappointment, afraid of being hurt. I always remind myself of the cross, where the ultimate love if displayed. a sinless man, rejected by His own people that He has created, yet die for these very beings that nailed Him on the cross..
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 Jesus laid down his life for us on the Cross... that is how he showed me how much we mean to Him....