Yesterday was a great day at MCC! We continued the “Seriously?” series by talking about Jesus’ command for us to love our enemies. I can’t speak for anyone else, but this passage [Matthew 5v43-48] really challenged me. My natural instinct is to do the opposite of love to people who have hurt me.
Jesus really lays down the gauntlet when he says:
“46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?”
Anyone can return love for love or hate for hate. Jesus is calling his followers to a higher, more difficult path.
So, here’s the question of the day: How do you respond to your enemies? What are some practical ways that we can “love” our enemies, and faithfully live the way of Jesus?
Have a great Monday!