― Francis Chan
If Francis Chan's statement here is true then why is it we don't say I love you to our family and friends. We don't greet each other with a hug, or we aren't supposed to hug guys. If we really want to be Christians and let our actions show through, then we should be loving to every person guy and girls alike. Think about it, if a non-christian saw us being loving to others they would probably see a love greater then our own. I never was really told by my uncle that he loved me before he died, I know he did, but it's more meaningful to actually have heard the words of conformation. I'd be grieved if I died and one of my friend didn't know that I loved them. Okay, sorry for that little detour, What I'm trying to say is we shouldn't live like everyone else. We need to hug more, smile more, and love more. Just a note for the girls don't think the boys like you because they give you a hug, guard your hearts. and Boys don't be to forward with the young girls. I think it's okay if you tell each other 'I love you' as long as you make it clean it not romantic. Here's a few verses about loving others;
"I tell you, love your enemies. Help and give without expecting a return. You'll never - I promise - regret it. Live out this God-created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we're at our worst." Luke 6:35
"You can't go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love." Romans 13:10
"Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything."
1 Peter 4:8