Do you have people in your life that are easy to love – that you enjoy being with and have no problems helping if they need assistance? We all do.

But do you also have people in your life that you are not so excited to be with and if we are going to be very honest, you had wished you would never bump into?

In John 13, we are told that Jesus served his disciples by washing their feet. Verse 1 tells us that Jesus had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now “he loved them to the very end.”

It was mind boggling how Jesus was consistent in his love for people particularly his disciples. He loved them whether they were doing well or whether they would mess up. Peter would waver in unbelief, James and John would be arrogant enough to want to sit at the right hand and left of Jesus in his kingdom, while others would bicker who’s the greatest in the kingdom.

Moreover, Jesus knew what the future held – that his disciples would desert him at the very last and darkest moments of his life on earth. All these he knew and yet he loved them to the very end. Jesus loved them consistently, unconditionally and completely.

Consistently – no matter what the day looked like for him and how his disciples acted that day.
Unconditionally – whether they were obedient or not, faithful or not, serving or selfish.
Completely – In all this, Jesus did not withhold his love for his disciples unlike me sometimes. There is a tendency to withhold love from those who don’t reciprocate or those who don’t love you the way you’ve expressed it.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the example of Jesus. He served, helped, healed, taught and gave. He loved consistently, unconditionally and completely. Give me grace to do the same as I encounter various kinds of people this week – those I enjoy being with and those I am not so excited to even bump into. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.


For many, life has become an endless search for acceptance.

It can be caused by a myriad of reasons – from growing up in a dysfunctional home to rejection by a parent, from being an outcast to always being the last one picked for a team.

As a result, the search has led them to look for it in the wrong places.

In John chapter 4, Jesus met a woman who had everything going against her. She was an outcast for she was a Samaritan, broken for she has had 5 husbands, and thirsty for she asked about water that won’t make you thirsty ever again.

Jesus knew everything about her – her background, her lostness, her brokenness and her transgressions.

But here was the clincher …

Jesus knew her absolutely yet loved her unconditionally.

She recognizes that this man she was talking to was no ordinary man but a prophet. In fact, when she started to talk about the Messiah, he introduces Himself and says, “I who speak to you am He.”
Her life from that day was no longer the same.

She shares to people from her hometown, and the Bible says many then believed in Christ. And here’s their declaration,

“It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.” (John 4:42)

Even if your life’s a mess, Jesus can turn it into a message.
He did it for the Samaritan woman. He can definitely do it for you and me.


A story about unconditional love…

What do you do when the one you love can no longer reciprocate your love?

What if something happens before you get married and your partner no longer has the ability to love you the way s/he did right before marriage?

You gotta watch this.

Bring out some kleenex too.