Milk and Honey Magazine shares how to love people when it's hard.

Loving People When It Seems Impossible

M&H Staff

Do you remember Katy Perry's song Firework and the powerful line, "Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting in the wind, wanting to start again?" If so, raise your hand! 

It's true, life can sometimes make us feel like we're nothing. Maybe you got a nasty comment on an Instagram post or a friend gossiped about you. But don't worry, because the Lord is here to help! He can be your highest high when you're feeling your lowest low. 

Kent Keith shared the "paradoxical commandments", which are a great tool for loving those who seem unloveable.

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.