Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Matthew 5:43-48

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."


Overcome evil with good! Easier said than done!! Does this scripture challenge you as it does me? If you love your enemies and treat them well, you will truly show that Jesus is Lord of your life. This may only happen if one can abandon oneself to God, because only He can deliver people from natural selfishness. Trust the Holy Spirit to help us show love to those for whom we may not feel love.

Do you need to call someone, write to someone, hug someone to express that love?

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