Loving People

I watched an incredible video today, and I encourage anyone who reads this to take the time to watch it. It is a beautiful campaign to raise awareness of people with physical disabilities. To see the reactions on each persons face when they lift off the white sheet to find a mannequin, created specifically according to their own body shape, was enough to cause a tear to roll down my cheek. Once put in a shop window, it certainly causes some confused looks on the publics faces as they walk past numerous stores which now have deformed mannequins modeling the latest fashions. I think it is an incredible testament to the fact that there are still so many genuine, compassionate people in the world.

With all the corruption we see sprawled over the media, it’s refreshing to hear of some respect, love and concern going out to those who are in need of it. I urge everyone to be inspired by this campaign which is really a clear visual of what we were placed here on earth to do; love people.

As a follower of Christ, I see it as my and every other Christian’s role to spread as much joy and love throughout the world as we can. It’s what Jesus came to do, and it’s what He expects us to continue to do.

The Bible has endless verses on loving one another, but here are just a couple which I have found:

Colossians 3:12-15

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

And finally, of course, the video itself. Enjoy.

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