How are you! Hungry over here, heh heh. Just had me some leftovers for breakfast... MIghTy TaStY! But brutha still hungry, mmhmmmmm! I do have this jar of peanut butter chillin' to my left........ Aight, on to.. da Word!
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:10
That is some love potnas. Matter o' fact, that kinda love is most def TOUGH to achieve. I mean, we are talking about lovin' another whether or not they love you back. But wait, that's not all. It's also lovin' that person with such a depth of love that you would go so far as to sacrifice something truly important to help or save this person who may or may not even love you, or acknowledge your very existence. Oh oh, but wait, the buck doesn't stop there. We are talking about a love that is unconditional and non-discriminating. In other words, this love is extended to anybody who is anybod -- EVEN those kats who mock and disrespect you to your face kid!
Now you tell me, is that kinda love easy? In order to love like that, yoooo, you really gotta know what love is! And it's gotta be a part of your very being homies! OOOO, but checkit... God has always harbored that kind of love! That is ILL potnas! Pops above loves us that much... and then some. Now, imagine if we seek to grasp and internalize even a glimmer of that kind of love. One word.... WHOA.....WHOA.... it would radically change communities son! It would be beyond awesome if EVERYONE sought to achieve that kind of love. Sadly, that won't happen whilst we live in this broken world. But that doesn't mean it can't happen!
Bruthaz and sistaz, it starts with you. Don't settle for the status quo, rise above and hold yourself to a higher plateau. Love even though others hate. Love those who could careless. Love those who are hard to love. Love those you just wanna smack (oh man... those ones.. ooooo, heh heh). Love those who love. Love unconditionally and non-discrimnatorily. Keep doing that and pretty soon there'll be one or two people around you doing the same thing... then a couple more. And guess what? You'll have a little bit of heaven right here right now.