(Click the verse above to see the entire reading)
“Give to everyone who begs from you,
and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.”
“More than Tolerance”
It’s tough to know what to do with the call from Jesus to love our enemies.
Actually, no, it’s not tough to know what to do, but it IS tough to actually do it.
We seem to have a lot of enemies these days.
No matter what you believe, someone is out there, telling you that you’re wrong.
No matter what issue, political or not, we are being told to pick sides.
And whomever is on the opposite side, that is your enemy.
What if this weren’t the case?
What if there were a group of people erasing lines instead of drawing them?
This is what Jesus is calling us to do in this section of his sermon on the mount.
He is asking us to be line-erasers.
This is what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Jesus references the way the world works and then asks us to be different.
He asks us to love.
We need only ask what the most loving thing in this moment is, and then do that.
It’s not easy.
But we can do it.
It’s what we were created to do.
Questions for Discussion:
|Take some time to reflect on the most loving thing you could do this week – and now go do it.
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