Lately I have been hearing people equate Christianity with HATE. As I have said before, my heart aches knowing how completely opposite this is to what Christ intended. Today in church, I heard a man say, "who doesn't want love?" when he was talking about true Christians loving on him, a non-believer, at the time. Our pastor pointed us to a verse (below) which I so want to share with all those who want love (everybody), and to correct the opinions of those who think we are HATERS.
We, as Christians, don't love to gain something in return, we love because God loves** That's It** We are called to love all and show Christ's love. It's hard to understand when the world's standards are "what's in it for me?" In this verse, Paul tells the Corinthians he has shown love to them, with nothing in return, his heart is wide open.
2 Corinthians 6:11-13
11We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. 12We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. 13As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.
Have a blessed day!