To all who follow Him, Jesus says:
You have heard people say
it’s okay to love your neighbors
and hate your enemies,
but I say,
Love your foes
and pray for those who trouble you.
This shows you’re children
of your Father, Who makes the sun
shine on the good and the bad,
and Who causes rain to fall on all –
the just and the unjust.
For if you love only those who love you,
what reward can be had?
Even despicable people do the same!
And if you greet only your brothers and sisters,
what’s unusual about that?
Even pagans greet their own families!
To be perfectly fair,
care for others as your Heavenly Father
perfectly loves and cares for you.
©2015, Mary Harwell Sayler, poet, writer, and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible, and the church, prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Matthew with the help of translations found on Bible Gateway.
God IS love. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible reveals the timeless, unchanging, ever-present love of God the Father, Son, and Holy S...
And this is my prayer: that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and insight, that you may be able to discern and do ...
May the grace of the Lord Jesus, the love of God our Heavenly Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be in communion with us...
Lord, You do everything needed to fulfill Your plan in me! Your loyal love holds on and on. Never let go of the works in Your han...