Re:Verse reading–Luke 7:36-50 (day three)
“He who has been forgiven little loves little.” So. Love demonstrated is a function of forgiveness received. That would explain a lot. You want to love, but you just can’t get there. Your workaround is to settle for an appreciation of the idea of love, which most of the time looks like our definition of niceness. Or, it takes the form of fondness for the collective—humanity, people groups, “the lost”, etc. But the daughter outgrowing your expertise, or the boss emailing you, or the colleague besting you—these are problems you’re left with solving. Good luck with that. How about this: If nobody can love like a person forgiven, start there.