Cultivating love is one of the greatest challenges to our Christian walk and leadership.
Considering the loose way we use love is borderline blasphemous. Kenneson says, “…some may justifiably doubt whether a word that can be applied with ease to both God and pizza can illuminate the character of the Christian life” (37).
Love is unmerited, steadfast, suffering, and knows no bounds. God’s very essence is love.
Consider the “other-directedness” nature of God’s love toward you and me in the death of Jesus.
In an environment based on self-interest, one that puts a price on everything (and everyone), cultivating love will require our devotion to building relationships.