Thursday, March 27, 2014

Matthew 5:43-46b

You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?
Matthew 5:43-46b

Great Blue Heron, Shark Valley Visitor's Area, Everglades National Park, February 2014

Given what Jesus has to say about loving those who hate us, it is a wonder why we put so little time and effort into putting his words into practice in real life. Do we fear letting go of our hate and allowing the action of love to transform us and possibly others?

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