Fervently: passionately, enthusiastically and excitedly
Everyone desires to be loved
As Christians we should strive daily to love this way. I hear from many clients “I feel like no one cares about me or what I am going through, until I came here. You listened and prayed for me.” We are so much more than a food pantry. We are here to shine the love and light of Jesus. The true love of Jesus Christ should shine forth into every area of our lives and to ALL people, not just a selective group or few people. When we love as Jesus loves there are no outcasts. Everyone is in the loop so to speak. We don’t have to say a word to anyone about our love toward them our face and actions say it all.
No one wants to feel like they are invisible.
It happens a lot more than you think. People suffer in silence because they are being ostracized (disliked). We need to change that by praying and asking God to show us those who feel that way. We need to take action and reach out in love and have genuine concern. 1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned (genuine) love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.
When encountering insensitive people
It is very hard to be around these types of people. They are usually ungrateful, unforgiving, selfish, arrogant, insensitive, cold and unemotional. How are we supposed to react? We should give them true genuine fervent love just like Christ did us when we did not know how to show or give fervent love. 1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity (love) among yourselves; for charity (love) shall cover a multitude of sins. Love the sinner, but hate the sin.
Food for thought: If someone is staying away from you, it could be because you are not demonstrating or giving them the genuine love they deserve and need. Love is not a one way street. It takes an effort and communication to have this kind of love. A love garden unattended will be choked out by the weeds if we aren’t careful.
*The same kind of love we want from others, if we give it out then we will receive it back. (Galatians 6:7 )If you give little love, you will get little love. Hurting people hurts others. Never give up on anyone no matter how insensitive they are. Fast and pray until you see the results come to fruition.PJ’S Corner