An old Swedish Proverb says, “Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.”
Applying this thought challenges us on several levels. When we love and receive nothing in return, we feel unappreciated, helpless, and rejected.
In those moments we should remember how God feels when He loves and receives nothing in return.
Leaders need to know that when we love those who least deserve it, two things happen: 1) We demonstrate a God-like spirit, and 2) We help those who really need to understand the nature of God’s love.
The effort is worth it when we consider the outcome. Lead in love!