banner
 
  Home >> Blogs >> Unconditional?

this user is offline now  DavidMcLean
Send message

Subscribe



Categories:
  Religion & Philosophy
  News & Politics

Archive:
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012

Who Gives Kudos:



 

  

Unconditional?


He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities. Psalm 103:10 NKJV

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NKJV

The question I have today is simple. Is it possible for us as well meaning Christians, to love unconditionally? The verses show that God loves us even when we don’t deserve it, and even continues to love us while we sin! If you have been in church circles for a while, you will know this already, but can I ask you to pause over it for a few seconds? God didn’t think any less of us while we had no thought for Him. His love is, and always is without precondition. Amazing love, as the old hymn puts it, and He even died for us whether we ever accept His love or not. No ifs, no buts, no conditions, just complete and free love. That’s unconditional indeed.

I would suggest that our own ‘unconditional love’ might be different than God’s. Behind our confession of love, there is usually a reason for our action. It possibly is not love for love’s sake alone, but has something to do with us. In fact are we capable of loving unconditionally while here on this sin sick, God starved planet?

When we say we are loving in this most supreme way, are some of these reasons going on within our proud human hearts?
I hope someone will notice?
Makes me feel or look better?
The person I am loving will ‘owe me’ something?
Shows what a good Christian I am?
I need to be shown love too?
I will be loved back, but on my terms?

I believe we will try our level best to love someone in a difficult situation, but can we really love unconditionally while in this human sin tainted shell? I hope you have some ideas, because I would like to know how. I want to be Christlike, but fall short of the mark. What about you? Have you had success in giving this kind of no preconditions love? Can I love like this while accepting in advance that there will be NO reward and NO love returned? Maybe it would be best to go the well worn worldly route of loving and not knowing why we bother, or how we manage it, or because we might get something out of it for ourselves? So, unconditional love: is it possible? As usual, just asking.

Mood:
- 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add comment 

  Comments
 
|
|
|
|
|
 
Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.