My love for others must not be conditioned by how they respond.

Jesus loves me totally, whether I am good or bad or indifferent.

My love to others must have that quality too.

Love carries us into wide seas and waters. It involves us with everyone.

It obviously doesn’t mean we relate to everyone – nor that we even like everyone.

Love is when others’ lives become at least as important as our own; and in the deepest loves like marriage, family, and often friendship, others’ lives become even more important.

Dear Jesus whose heart is wide enough to love us all, make our hearts like yours.