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Believers - Learning how to Love.

If someone says, "I love God,"
and hates his brother,
he is a liar;
for he who does not love his brother
whom he has seen,
how can he love God
whom he has not seen?
And this commandment we have
from Him:
that he who loves God
must love his brother also

1 John 4: 20 - 21


Relationship is all about learning how to love others. God wants us to value relationships and make every effort to maintain them, instead of discarding them whenever there is a disagreement, rift, hurt or a conflict.

In fact, the Bible tells us in 2 Co 5:19, that God has given all Christians the ministry of reconciliation, or restoring broken relationships.
For this reason, a significant amount of the New Testament is devoted to teaching us how to live how to get along with one another.

Paul wrote in Philippians 2:1-2: "If there is any consolation in Christ; if his love has made any difference in your life; if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you;.. agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends."

We live with people who require compassion, tolerance, understanding, and an endless supply of forgiveness. Relationships are meant to mature us, fulfill us, and lift us up to heights we could have never gotten by ourselves.

When you find a turtle on a lamp post, you can be certain of one thing: he did not get there by himself.
- So it is with relationships.

Conversely, if your relationship is costing you your dreams, your values, your dignity and identity, then the price is too high.
You do not need eveyone to love you - just the right people.

Jesus Christ says his family is known by the love we have for each other. Indeed, love covers a multitude of sins. James 5:20. Love is sacrificial.

~ There are no problems too big to solve:
- Only people too small to solve them. ~

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