At a recent children’s sermon, my 8-year-old granddaughter was asked to bring something important to her to share with the other children and the congregation. She brought a handmade card filled with hearts and the words, “God made the earth and God made us. He loves me and He loves you.”
Why do adults so often disregard or place conditions on the love we are called to share? When we place conditions on love we slam the door on compassion and replace it with bias, narrow-mindedness, nastiness, and condemnation. The opportunity to love one another and open doors is lost.