Sincere love requires concentration and effort, it means helping others become better people. It should love others not expecting or hoping for anything in return, just in the spirit of honoring and lifting others up. We should strive to honor others simply because they have been created in God's image.
Questions for further thought:
1. What is one thing you could do today to really honor and love someone?
2. Have you done things for others in the past honestly hoping for something in return?
Challenge: Question 2 is a tough one to answer, I think we all can probably think of a time when we have helped someone else hoping it would benefit ourselves. Be honest with yourself and pray to God that you will do better going forward, that is what we are all striving for after all!
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