LOVE|HATE

If God can love the ugly unlovable in us, we should love the ugly unlovable in others. Now many will say, “I can’t do that because of ______ or I can do this if they will do ________.” Fact is, we are commanded to love everyone including our enemies. The ‘thin line’ between love and hate only exist because of unreciprocated love and ambivalence. Matthew 5:44 (MSG) says, “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that.” What we need to do is start with that dividing thin line, use it as a footing and ‘BUILD A WALL’ between love and hate (pun intended).

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About Lowellpinnock

I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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