Saturday, August 30, 2008

You're familiar with the old written law, 'Love your friend,' and its unwritten companion, 'Hate your enemy.' I'm challenging that. I'm telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that. In a word, what I'm saying is, Grow up. You're kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.
Matthew 5:43-48 (The Message)

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7 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi Bobbie...what a great message for me to hear today. I am checking in on all my Lousiana friends as I know Gustav is on it's way. Please know that we are praying for you and let us know that you are safe when you can.

Frizzy and Bird said...

Thanks for reminding us of what's important and how God wants us to behave. Great lesson and post for Sunday or any day actually. I'm here through Deb and BATW to tell you you're in our prayers re. this hurricane and those to follow this season. Stay safe and keep us posted.

~~tonya~~ said...

Just checking on you. Hope yall are ready. Now all we can do is wait. Talk to you soon.

Melissa B. said...

Debbie at BATW sent out the word that y'all might be evacuating! Be safe, stay high and dry, and we'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

Veggie Mom said...

Hope all of you will be safe in the face of Gustav! The Blogging Around the World Queen, Debbie, re-posted the URLs of all the LA bloggers so we can wish you "Good Luck!"

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Stay safe! Will post when I can about the storm! We are in Allen Parish much love to you all!

Kelly said...

Here via BATW...stay safe in your evacuation travels or tacking down plans...keeping my fingers crossed that some miracle occurs that makes Gustav dissapate!!