Lent 2020 7 March

MATTHEW 5:43-48

43“You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Today the message is short but powerful , so I wont look for a discussion on the Bible reading. Instead think about verse 44 from Matthew 5. It seems so counter intuitive. None the less the message our Lord is rooted in loving one another. You may not have enemies in the classical sense, however are there people at school, at home or in the neighbourhood that you think poorly of and wish that they would just get their “Just deserts” Why do you think this and in what way could you possibly befriend them.

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