Bella Swan has a tendency to love those others fear. First vampires, then werewolves. In New Moon she shares with us a bit about what love does to us, and why she’s able to love a werewolf.

Love is irrational, I reminded myself. The more you loved someone, the less sense anything made. ~ New Moon, p. 340

The power of love, which is a choice, is that once we make it and grow in that love we become irrational about the object we love. We forgive the unforgivable. Rejoice in what used to seem mundane. And even sacrifice our own self-interest for the good of the one we love.

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Bella had already decided to love Jacob before she knew he’d become a werewolf. So, even though he kills vampires, and would very much love to take a bite out of Edward, she can’t stop loving him. That’s the enormous power of love.

And I think the above reasons are just a few of God’s reasons to command us to love him and each other. Becuase He is love, and he wants us to see each other through his lenses.

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. ~ 1 Peter 4:8 NIV

For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. ~ Psalm 103:11-12 NLT

What a world this would be if we loved as He loves us! Love on! Love hard!

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