We need to stop “loving on” people

Don’t love on people… just love them.

The phrase “love on” is incredibly condescending.
(ex. “We went over to that neighborhood to love on some needy kids” or “I felt in my heart I should love on that person cause they needed groceries”).

It suggests that “I had to step off of my ‘holier than thou’ pedestal in order that you might benefit from my charity.” There’s no humility in it; it’s entirely self-assuming, not selfless.

You want to love your neighbor? Then simply love them.
Invest in their lives. Let them come be a part of your life, not just a mere random act of kindness that you can check off of your christian to-do list for the month.


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