Day 18: Jesus came to show us HOW to love.
Think about this: the religious leaders of His day are the very ones who hated Him. They are the ones who crucified Him! Now, Jesus didn't let them run Him over. He never backed down from their accusations. He wasn't afraid to speak the hard truth to their face. But --- when they crucified Him, He prayed that Father would FORGIVE T-H-E-M!!!
Let's think about this, guys. We've got to grasp this unconditional love of Jesus. His mercy...His grace....His compassion...His forgiveness. This is the example He left us. Boy, have we fallen far from reaching this. But, through His continual grace, we will acheive it, one sweet day....in Jesus Name.