The cool thing about getting to know God better is that it helps us to love others more. Because the more you know God, the greater the glimpse you’ll get of how much He loves people – you and every other human you’ll ever meet.
When I rub up against someone I don’t necessarily like, I’m trying to call to mind that Jesus loves them so much He died for them. I’m trying to remember to ask Jesus if I can borrow His feelings for that person. And suddenly the mistrust, misunderstanding or offence dissolves a little. ‘We love because He first loved us.’ (1 John 4:19 – http://bit.ly/2zvjtQg)