Do you know what’s really hard to do? Love someone who doesn’t want to be loved, at least at this moment in time. You may have a friend or family member that has put up a big wall and just doesn’t want to have anything to do with you. My sister and I are going through a challenging time and while talking with my folks about it, they shared a favorite Edwin Markham poem of theirs;
“He drew a circle that shut me out-
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him in!”
They encouraged me to draw a bigger circle, continue to love her and let God take the lead. Let God take the lead. The pressure is off! God’s got a boundless circle of love and you and I are inside it. Through Him along with His love for us, we have the power to muster up the strength to love those who need to be loved, even when we don’t necessarily feel the most loving.