Last week I ended my post by encouraging us to quit debating policy and instead love those around us – this is how we will create racial unity. But recall that we are to love as Jesus loved us, which is different than how our culture tells us to love. This love is costly, it requires sacrifice.
We see this in the way that Jesus loved us incarnationally, a biblical word to describe how Jesus left heaven to become human. Jesus pursued us. Jesus went out of His way to love us.
Love is not simply being kind to the people we interact with while we pursue our ambitions. To love someone means sacrificing our desires and ambitions for their good. Are we willing to do that? Are we willing to sacrifice our careers, our vacations, our free time, our money, and our comforts to love someone else?