Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Love for Enemies (Luke 6:27-36)

This is what I say to all who listen to me:
Love you enemies, and be good to everyone who hates you. Ask God to bless anyone who curses you, and pray for everyone who cruel you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, don’t stop that person from slapping you on the other cheek. If someone to take your coat, don’t try to keep back your shirt. Give to everyone who asks and don’t ask people to return what they have taken from you. Treat others just as you want to be treated.
If you love only someone loves you, will God praise you for that? Even sinners love people who love them. If you are kind only to someone who is kind to you, will God please you for that? Even sinner lend to sinners because they think they will get it all back.
But love your enemies and be good to them. Lend without expecting to be paid back. Then you will get a great reward, and you will be the true children of God in heaven. He is good even to people who are unthankful and cruel. Have pity on others, just as your Father has pity on you.

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