Show genuine love and concern for people, and you won’t have a hard time winning friends. People can’t help but be drawn to a person with a loving demeanor. People who like others are people others like. When you follow the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you,” people will be drawn to you like bees to honey. Sooner or later, they’ll respond in kind. That’s one of the perks of knowing and loving Jesus, and of following His Golden Rule.
True happiness comes not in your personal pursuit of selfish pleasure and satisfaction, but in finding God and giving His life to others and bringing them happiness. Then happiness pursues and overtakes and overwhelms you personally without even seeking it for yourself. Look for someone to make happy, and then happiness will find you. Get so busy trying to make somebody else happy you can’t help but be happy. Show others unselfish love and concern and they’ll love you more than they ever loved anybody.
—David Brandt Berg
Let’s love one another more. Let’s do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Let’s let the Lord’s love shine through us more and be manifested in more forgiveness, understanding, communication, sharing, support, sympathy, affection, and practical, loving, caring action!
Let’s give of our time. Let’s be a listening ear. Let’s open our hearts and lives to others. Let’s be swift to forgive and forget. Let’s do our best to be our brother’s keeper. Let’s not hold back the simple affection that so wonderfully communicates the Lord’s love. Let’s try with all our hearts to set a good example. Let’s be a strong shoulder to lean on or cry on. Let’s not jump to conclusions or judge unfairly, but instead give the benefit of the doubt to those who are struggling. Let’s bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill God’s supreme law: love. Let’s all strive to be examples of the Lord’s unconditional love.
Everybody has influence. One person walking in love will encourage others to do likewise. If you’ll only show love, someone else will catch the same spirit. It’s such a catching thing—love in action—and it spreads from heart to heart. If we shine forth with enough love, others will reflect it.
—David Brandt Berg
Love can cause marvelous chain reactions. As one person reaches out to love another, it sets in motion a chain reaction of love that continues and continues and continues. A single loving deed, a loving word, or even a loving thought is all it takes. Love begets love.
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