But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words, though briers and thorns are beside you and you live among scorpions. Don’t be afraid of their words or be discouraged by [the look on] their faces, for they are a rebellious house. But speak My words to them whether they listen or refuse [to listen], for they are rebellious.
Love isn’t warm feelings, instead it’s an attitude that reveals itself in an action. We can demonstrate Christ’s love by helping others-even when not convenient, by giving-even when it hurts, by devoting energy to others’ welfare-rather than our own, by taking hurt-and not complaining or fighting back, by telling others about what Christ did-even if they reject or hate us for it. This is tough love-tough for the giver. This is the reason why people notice it, and how people will know that we are following Jesus. It’s so tough that a man cannot do any of this on his own, but only via a supernatural source-the Holy Spirit.