Love friends and enemies! Luke 6:27-42.
What are you going to do to work on your relationships this week?
Jesus is calling for ACTION: LOVE your enemies. DO GOOD to those that hate you. SPEAK WELL of others. PRAY FOR or INTERCEDE FOR those that curse you.
In the most difficult of circumstances Jesus calls us to love. Loving enemies is about peacemaking but it's also about evangelism. Be an example - a testimony - for God's reign.
Questions to ponder:
- Make a list of your enemies (or people who rub you the wrong way). Include both people that you can talk to face to face and those who are in the public eye (refs at ball games, politicians, etc.). How is Jesus calling you to relate with them?
- Look at the scripture text. Make a list of the “do this” and the “do not do this.” Come up with possible real life situations where these could be used.