Romans 12:9-10 (NLT)
9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.

Here we find the apostle giving instruction on how Christians should relate to one another. There is not to be pretence of love towards others, but a genuine love that shows care and concern. When we turn from those things that are wrong and hold onto what is good and just our love can be genuine and we find delight in honoring each other according to God’s will.

Are you willing to break the bonds that hold you back from caring and good relationships? There are people in life walking around holding onto anger, bitterness, and resent that are unwilling to let go. You may have seen it in families where an event takes place disrupting relationships; instead of holding on to what is good and trying to mend the relationship the fellowship remains broken. There are relationships with friends so broken friends have not spoken in years. There are husbands and wives on the brink of divorce because they are unwilling to soften their hearts and really love the other person for once. Are you allowing the love of Christ to work through you where you genuinely reach out to love others? 2 John 1:6 says, “Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.” The Christian musician Don Francisco had a song that said, “Love is not a feeling, it’s an act of your will.” Let the words of Christ resonate in your heart, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”