Do we really love each other? Maybe in a human form which has nothing to do with sacrifice. We love those that love and accept us and ignore those that don’t fit into our little clique (which is all the church is these days). Upon visiting a homeless shelter I was amazed at the way people try to kill each other and run each other down just to get checked in and get a meal, shower, and a bed. I don’t like to go to the Doom & Gloom extreme of telling everybody how wicked they are like some people do. We are selfish by nature which makes us to wicked acts. We are by nature condemned without God. We don’t have to condemn each other and God doesn’t forsake or condemn anybody, though He does resist people who are proud, arrogant, and full of themselves. We pretty much condemn ourselves. Any love we have for God or others in that state is likely a codependent relationship since it’s hard to have self-esteem or value yourself if you don’t know your true identity as a Child of God. Anyway, homeless shelters aren’t the only places we kill each other. We kill each other in wars and Jihads (from a Muslim perspective). We kill each other by putting down those that we feel are better than us because they are better at something we aren’t. When we are too lazy to pursue our own dreams because we realize how much work it entails, we shoot down those that are willing to step out in faith and actually know what they want. In closing, if we don’t kill each other physically, we do it emotionally and verbally and mentally. True love is overlooking people’s flaws and seeing them for their potential in Christ and accepting them for who they are even if they are different. Most people who struggle with Mental Illness are usually highly intelligent, often artistic types, who feel isolated from the rest of society. Because no man is an island and we are created to be in relationship, this isolation leads to anxiety disorders, anger, frustration, depression, and eventually psychosis if not dealt with. One way to balance out your brain chemicals with the Word of God is to fully understand your true identity as a Child of God and realize that God loves you and accepts you for who you are even if everyone else hates you (in the Greek sense of the word hate-loves less). If you have one or two close friends that love and accept you that actually lasts a lifetime you are rich.