He who lacks real friends lacks agape love…
What is agape love? It is the unconditional love that God has, and WE can tap into it. We can draw from that well.
A lot of people go through life “solo.” They are lone rangers. They don’t have friends and they don’t need friends. It comes out that they are bitter and that they hold grudges. Do you know anyone who will give you just one time to mess up with them? You got one time and then you’re cut off forever.
You’ll notice a lot of those same people complain about not having anyone or not having people in their life who love them…people who have their back…people they can count on when their back is against the wall. The truth is, it’s like that because they ran everybody off!
It is impossible to have good, long term friends without you all having to forgive each other every once in a while. You may have a misunderstanding with your pastor, best friend, close relative or whomever. In order to have that relationship, you must forgive. Everyone is not your friend… but do not toss your friends aside as if they are “every one.”
There is much abundant life beyond forgiveness. Overcome the hatred within by exercising the power of love and tapping into Christ’s agape love.