Loving people is hard. Living up to how we are commanded to love in the Scriptures seems unfathomable and daunting. It seems nearly impossible get through the mountain of selfishness, arrogance, self-righteousness, judgment, impatience, and numerous other deterrences that keep us from loving. Sometimes loving my neighbor as myself, sure - as long as they treat me well. But how do I love my enemy patiently? kindly? How do I pray for people who spew injustice into the world? How do I love my future wife the way Christ loved (and continues to love) the Church? I can’t.
But, we are told that a faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. Awesome! Sometimes in my delusion I feel like I have the faith of an avocado seed. I should be able to move planets with that. Often I miss the point. It’s not about how much faith in God I have. It’s important that I just have faith. It’s important that my focus is on God and not on myself. Only then will I have a chance to show Christ-like love.