“We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19, NIV). But how do we love like Jesus did, and how do we love those who are hard to love? Pascha Lee, director of Imagine Me Ministries, has dedicated her life to loving people well and creating an environment of safety for those in her community. She joins me today to help us think through how we can demonstrate the love of Jesus to everyone, including those we might find difficult to love.
1. Create a climate of comradery and safety.
2. When you think about who He has entrusted you with to love, it has to change your perspective.
3. Some people are harder to love than others.
“It’s in safety that we can thrive, when we can peel off the layers, when we can be encouraged and then encourage others … that’s where forgiveness takes place. If you don’t have that safety, then there’s a guard and you can’t really have camaraderie and unity and get along well because you’re trying to make sure that nothing’s gonna happen to you.”
— Pascha Lee
“If I’m doing something and it is begrudging, it often goes back to my own heart of, ‘I’m doing this so people appreciate me or thank me or see me. Not because I love God.'”
— Christine Hoover
“As a pastor’s wife, you have been called alongside your husband to love these people and serve them whether you feel like it or not. So at the end of the day, ‘God, are you pleased? God, are you glorified?'” He may not be glorified if I say what I want to say or look at you a certain way, so I have to watch my eyes and I have to watch my mouth.”
— Pascha Lee
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