They have closed their minds and hardened their hearts
(Ephesians 4:18; NLT).
When my mind is closed,
Remind me how, when Jesus rose,
He came to Mary, and to those
When my heart is hard,
Please show me how my way is barred
By prejudice; your face, marred
By my judgements.
When I start to preach,
May I remember what you teach:
Love everyone, and help me reach
This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ (Ephesians 4:13; NLT).
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you (1 Thessalonians 3:12; NIV).
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against a fellow Israelite, but love your neighbour as yourself (Leviticus 19:18; NLT).
Love the stranger (Deuteronomy 10:19; NKJV).
Show love to foreigners (Deuteronomy 10:19; NLT).
Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44; NLT).
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 36:26; NIV).