Jesus did say,
by Barbara S. Reall
(Cranston, RI 02921 USA)
What this means to me is that we are to LOVE every child that God ever created and every child He ever will create. We are NOT to love the sins, but we must accept the sinner because of their creation and their love of God.
Whenever anyone is rude, disrespectful, unpleasant, etc. we must "forgive them their trespasses" as we ask God to "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."
We do know that "roses have thorns". No one is PERFECT! We must just "enjoy" the rose and be careful of the "thorns". Therefore, there is nothing we can do for God's children without loving them, for this is how He wants us to live. When we require forgiveness from God, He will do this if we do the same, as He wants us to do. Walking in the footsteps of Jesus will bring us to eternal compassion, peace, love, mercy, respect, patience, kindness. We must NEVER step away from Jesus, for He is God's gift to us! AMEN