Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How to love your enemies ( haters)

Luke 6:27-36 ( these are words from Jesus)
But to you who are listening i say: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those that curse you, pray for those that miss treat you. If someone slaps you on the cheek turn the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt. Give to everyone who asks you and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that? Even sinners do that. And if you you lend to those from whom you expect repayment what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your father is merciful

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Being mindful of prayer

Colossians 4:2-6
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversations be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone