Love requires that we honor and respect where people are in life and who people choose to be. Love by its very virtue is unconditional. What this means is that we are to love our brothers and sisters regardless of where they are and who they are choosing to be. In a word, it is “Acceptance.” Acceptance means that we allow one another to be exactly who we are choosing to be in the moment no matter how we feel about that choice. It also means not judging and/or condemning each other for choices that do not fit our own trajectory. In short, love means accepting one another’s differences.
This does not mean that we must condone undesired behavior and/or join in on said behavior. There is a such thing as loving from a distance. God created each and every one of us out of love (without condition), so it is through love that we cultivate our connection to each other and it is also through love that we honor, respect and please God. God loves and accepts you, I love and accept you…love and accept your sisters and brothers and watch how love increasingly shows up in your life. Now that’s the GOOD NEWS!! And so it is…