Jesus came in love, because of love and made his love accessible to all. He told his listeners to love God, love your neighbor, one another, and to love our enemies.
During Advent it would be a good practice to pause and identify those you might avoid for whatever reason. Let’s consider beginning to pray for that person right now. Here’s a sample prayer:
“Lord, I ask you to bless _________ and to help them in every way. May they know and love you. May I love them, by your working in me. In Jesus name, Amen.“
Try it for a month. Perhaps God will change your heart.