Oh, if we could all be this way. Unselective Love. No prerequisites. No standard to meet. No dress code. Nothing. Just pure, unbiased, love.
Unselective love doesn’t reject people based on first appearances. It doesn’t reject people even after they know them good & well. It holds on. It perseveres. It welcomes people in & keeps them there.
This is the love that we all desperately seek from the Lord.
As David once said, ‘As a deer longs for water so my soul longs for you’. It’s a desperate, physical need that we all have; to be loved fully & unselectively. Of course we could never perfectly display this love to each other 100% of the time, but maybe that’s a good thing because that type of satisfaction derives from the Father only.
God is our main source of love. We can try and find that type of love in a relationship, in peer acceptance, or in status, but we are never satisfied-not really anyways. His love is genuine and He graciously provides us with it daily.
In turn, our hearts should overflow with gratitude and a desire to show others that same kind of affection. We could never be perfect at it, but we can make it a regular practice in our lives: to be a living example of God’s love. To not be selective. To not have prerequisites. To not have standards that people have to meet in order for you to or to show them authentic love.
It’s a hard practice to implement into our lives-really it is. But it comes easier when we experience the reality of God’s love.
The first step is to embrace the love from the Father. Then we need to make it our life’s goal to love others in the same way that God has loved us.
1 John 4:10-11, “10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”