Thursday, September 11, 2008

Reflect


Reflect
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"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?

Matthew 5: 43-47 (The Message)

Think about it... as we reflect on that day... seven years ago... when the world changed.

2 comments:

Johnny said...

wise words

Angus said...

Loving your enemy and forgiving their actions will be extremely difficult for some people to consider today and only accomplished through the grace and power of God. Reminds me of Corrie Ten Boom meeting and forgiving a former guard from the internment camp in which she watched her sister starve to death.

I don't know what I could do.

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