1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails.
Forming a negative opinion based on appearance, takes less than twenty seconds. It's easy to do when someone doesn't look, sound or think like you. We are more than flesh. We're spiritual beings. Our God given gifts, character, values, intellect and passions are the foundation of who we are, not our height, weight, mannerisms, hair color and age. God loves us even though He doesn't like some of our attitudes and actions. When we realize our negative feeling toward others get in the way of our love for God, it becomes easier to love. The Bible says "Love never fails", and when you refuse to love you miss out on God's peace. When you release love, you are releasing God to be in total control of the outcome in every moment and every situation of your life.
Chaplain Brad Hall
Gaston County Firefighters Association