Pastor’s Corner

 “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.  Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.  Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Luke 6:27-31 (NIV)

 

It’s not always easy to be Christian.  It’s not always easy, or desirable to love, as God has commanded us to love.  Love, Christian loveagape – is an action word.  Christian love requires that we do something.  It requires that we do good to those who may not have done good toward us.

From a purely human point of view, a strictly human standpoint, there may be times when I would want harm to come to someone, because of what they may have done to me.  The human nature wants revenge.  Our human tendency is to not let the perpetrator of wrong against us “get away with it.”

Contrary to our human nature, the Divine Imperative upon us is to love,  to agapeseek the highest good – of the person who did us wrong.   Do you think that you can do that?  Pray to God and ask for the power to love, even when love is not being shown to you.

Prayer

Loving God, help me in my struggle to love like You love.  Amen.

Pastor JJ