Jesus said “love one another,” and the word He used was “agape.” Agape is the highest form of love. It’s deliberate refusal to respond negatively. It’s a conquest of the will.
Authentic love is unconditional and unselfish. It can change lives.
Acceptance means you don’t make people jump through hoops—you take them as they are.
Horizontal grace is our giving to God and to others. We don’t do it to reciprocate but simply because where there is grace there must be giving.
No one can know everything but when we’re dogmatic and opinionated... it’s easy to see ourselves as the final authority. There’s something refreshing about people who are teachable and willing to learn from others.
If you want to be a person of integrity, think about the consequences of sin rather than its pleasures and focus on Christ each and every day.