Pilgrim, on this Good Friday, what is sapping your strength? Who is stealing your joy? Identify it or him. If it is a thing, you are under no obligation to love it. Put it away from you!
Is it a person? Is it your neighbor? Your spouse, your parent, or your child? If you have identified a person, you must love him or her, but you are to do so while knowing that he or she holds no power over you, and allowing none other than Christ to hold ultimate sway over you.
You may serve but one master, and it is to Him that you owe allegiance. Obey Him. Lavish your affection upon Him, as He continually lavishes his upon you.
Come what may!
Be gone, Delilah!