Thursday, September 10, 2020
Bible text: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who abuse you”. Luke 6. 27-38
For many people who say they are Christians, this is the hardest part of the teachings of Jesus.
In our season of many violence and terrorism, what the hell will man do, will he not take revenge?
Love your enemy, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who do evil. This is the summary of Jesus' teaching, he himself is our example. “Love, to be true, has to hurt. I must be willing to give whatever it takes not to harm other people and, in fact, to do good to them. This requires that I am willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no love in me and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.”(St.Mother Teresa)
Jesus left us a standard: ′′ Treat others as you would like them to treat you." what you don't want to do to you, don't do to others. If only the one you will love is the one who loves you, what will you wait for? What will be my reaction if you slap me in the face? Jesus was slapped but did he move? As his disciples, our perception and way of life varies. We believe personally, not only do we have the benefit of following Jesus, instead of every neighbour we care for.
The Lord is calling us to obey him, God the Father himself is the role model. Let us be compassionate as the Father in heaven. Let us be perfect or perfect like God the Father. This perfection can be shown by our compassion for others. Emphasizing our coming to others and sharing instead of saving for ourselves. Give, and there are also destined to be given to you. Whoever is full of the Holy Spirit of God has nothing to fear, nothing to lose him, nothing to be ashamed of. Human life is made up of what we can and can't give and of things we can't get.