8. Allow God’s love to flow. I learned to love my enemy, bless those who curse me, and do good to those who spitefully use me and persecute me (Matthew 5:43–44). Through many tears in my prayer closet, God fortified my heart with his love. If God loves these people so much that he sent his only begotten son to die for them, I have to love them, too, as his undershepherd.
Dorothy J. Haire, D.Min. is a retired Speech-Language Pathologist and retired founder and pastor of a non-denominational church outside St. Louis. She is presently an assignment writer for Sparkman Christian Magazine and is writing a narrative on the Book of James.