Is This What You Do? Is This What You See?


Does the following reflect the way we live our lives – or at least how we ASPIRE to live?

Or do we prioritise other things that might be compromised if we obeyed what Jesus said?

Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

(Luke 6)

One thought on “Is This What You Do? Is This What You See?

  1. Two divergent responses to this. One) At various points in life, this can sink in or look like an encouraging parallel to various subjects in life.

    Two) What on earth would it be like if everyone in my country did this with regard to loans and money and so forth? Impossible.

    It actually makes me laugh to think of how different it would be! And how NOT christ-like our culture is. But I believe it.

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