Birthed out of one question...
...and one response.
It was a question I found written in my Bible.
I don't know who challenged me with it.
I guess I forgot to write their name down.
Then, yesterday morning at church, I heard the exact same question, spoken by the pastor...
...with almost the exact same thought.
But, it was as convicting today as it was the day I first wrote it down.
Q: Do you want to know how much God truly loved you? (If yes, see response below.)
R: Go find the person in your world who is hardest to love. Then love them with everything you've got. Shower them with kindness, in spite of their response. Keep offering them forgiveness, even when they keep on hurting, wounding, beating, betraying, and threatening to crucify you. Continue to be patient, no matter how annoying they can be. Continue to speak gentle grace-filled words, seasoned with salt, no matter how angry, or ugly, or hateful they can be. Then, do this over and over and over and over again.
That's how much God loves you.
To the impossible and back again.