2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

There’s a reason why we don’t viciously respond to someone who’s being rude or inconsiderate. There’s a reason why we’ll spontaneously pay for a stranger’s meal. There’s a reason why we won’t gossip about someone else’s misfortune when everyone else is doing so. The love of Christ is that reason.

The love of Christ should constrain, control, and compel us.

Every now and then, we need to reflect on what Jesus’ love for us. We need to think about how He freely sacrificed His life to deliver us from sin, make us right with God, and give us access to all the promises us God. When we think about His love for us, despite our behavior, this love will give us the constraints we need to live a positive holy life spreading love to others.

Be controlled by love.