Thursday, May 17, 2012

Friend to Friend Friday

Love Your Enemies!

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“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? (Matthew 5:43-47)-Jesus Christ of Nazareth

4 comments:

Mandi said...

This post came along at just the right time when I needed to be reminded of this verse. Thank you for sharing!

Gail Purath said...

Hi Amanda,
Enjoy these verses and the image of Christ. Thanks for sharing them. And I read the post below as well…good stuff…yes, as an older woman married 41 years I agree that it’s a wonderful gift from God. Thanks for linking up to B&BB this week. I pray your week will be blessed! I’m writing this on a train from Budapest, Hungary to Zagreb, Croatia. I don’t have internet, but I opened up your blog post before the trip so I could read it while traveling. And I’ll paste my comment into a comment box when we arrive. So I’m reading your blog and thinking of you across the globe!

Lynn said...

Excellent scripture and always timely reminder to love as HE loves to shine our light for Him.
Blessings.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I think about this many times...easy to think about and easy to believe...hard to really live!