God offers us a different way, a better way. We can repent of our rebellion against God and our neighbors. We can pray for God’s Holy Spirit to create in us a clean heart and a new and right spirit (Psalm 51:10). We can ask the Spirit to teach our hearts and minds what we need to know to do the “love work” Jesus calls us to do. The work may not be easy, but it is rewarding, for we will know the joy of living in the righteous way that leads to happiness. We may even reclaim love for our neighbor whether they’ve plowed our driveway or not.
- Psalm 1