Good Morning May 31

Jesus left us with some very hard sayings. “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,…”(Matthew 5:24)  “Do good to those who hate you,…”(Luke 6:27) “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”(Matthew 5:41) Or even “Love your neighbor as yourself.”(Mark 12:21) A man once asked Jesus who was his neighbor? Maybe it would be better to ask ourselves “who is our enemy?”. We might consider the one who just cut us off in traffic. Or the office mate who is constantly irritating. Or the bully at school. Or the vindictive person who seems to take pleasure in causing trouble. Or…Or…Or… You can fill in the dots. What would happen if we were to more consistently apply these hard saying of Jesus? I really don’t know how much change it might bring to the other person, but I do believe it would bring a substantial change in us. It has also been known to introduce a few people to the Saviour.

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