A couple of thoughts for the week…
First, this is what Jesus said: “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.” (Luke 6:35-36, NLT)
Second, this is how we compartmentalize (excuse)…
*except people who think abortion is wrong
*except people who support abortion on demand
*except people who are gay
*except people who think homosexuality is a sin
*except the rich
*except those who want to tax the rich
**What’s your excuse? What’s MY excuse? Maybe we just need to remove that verse, and pretend that Jesus didn’t say it. Yes, THAT Jesus. Jesus Christ.
Maybe we should just forget that not only did Jesus say it, He MODELED it. He DID it. From a cross.
So, yeah, I think He was pretty serious about it.
So…how about if you, and I, try a little harder. Okay, a lot harder. How about if you and I make a commitment to loving those who are…hard to love…on the “other side”…probably not going to love us back.
Or, we could just forget about it, and everyone keep doing what we’re doing. Because that’s working so well….😢
Have a great week, everyone! I love you all. ❤️🙏