Daily Devotional for August 9, 2022

Pastor Kit’s daughter is named True.  She is a wonderful stinker.
Every Sunday, True wears shoes that make her taller than I am.  Then, after the worship service as I am greeting people as they leave the sanctuary, she stands next to me and makes a big production out of the fact that she’s taller than I am.  A less secure man would feel threatened.
While you may not have an irritatingly tall teenage girl in your life who makes you feel like a munchkin, there may be someone you don’t like, don’t agree with, or don’t understand.
That’s okay.  Those aren’t sins.  There’s nothing in the Bible that says you must like, agree with, or understand everyone.  But you do have to love everyone.
Jesus believed loving others was so important, he made it a commandment.
He said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”  (John 15:12)
Today you may run into someone who gets on your nerves.  Remember, God loves that person as much as he does you.  God expects you to do the same.
Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, there are times when I struggle to love others the way you love me.  Please help me.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.
I think The Beatles were right when they sang, “All You Need Is Love.”
Loving others is not optional.  It’s the only way. 
Just for the record, I complained to Pastor Kit about his daughter.  I hate it when people laugh like that. 
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins