Where are you on the maturity scale? All Christians know that faith and repentance are the building blocks for becoming the people God calls us to be. We know where we stand with God. We know that God loves us, and we know that our salvation is secure. But, where are we in our progression? Yes, Jesus, love me this I know for the bible tells me so.
However, would smile and sing Jesus Loves Me if the lyrics said Jesus loves the homeless? Would we sing Jesus Loves Me if the lyrics said Jesus loves the gay person? What if the verse was Jesus loves the drug addict or the prostitute? What if it was Jesus loves the person who votes differently from me?
Growing in our faith means we set our self-absorption aside. Becoming disciples requires us to understand it’s not all about “me.”