Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Luke 6:27-28

"But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you."
Luke 6:27-28

This is hard. :)  But I thought it would be a good scripture of the day, so that we can remember and try to learn.  God expects us to be amazing... not average.  Often we excuse ourselves because a lot of people do the same thing, or we're only human... but you know... we are not only human.  We’re potential gods.  We’re incredibly powerful beings, learning to use our power. :)  And God expects us to learn to do these hard things, so that he knows that we won't abuse that power, and hurt others indiscriminately.  Too often, we do hurt others, and then we need to use our power to heal.  So, this scripture is about that... love your enemies.  Use your power for good in the lives of all people, especially them.  Teach them to love, and to return good for evil.  Bless people who are cruel to you, and pray for them... help them to become better people as well.  And, sincerely... we *are* those people sometimes.  Wouldn't it be nice if someone, somewhere was cool to us when we were awful to them?  One of my best friends treated me exactly that way.  I was completely rude, and she was kind to me anyway... and now we are good friends.  Good things can happen, lives can be changed.  Let's try it, and see how we can use our power for good today.  Let's let go of the anger, the bitterness, and see if we can think of something nice to do, and something nice to think... for someone we can't currently relate to.

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