Wednesday, 11 April 2012

From Strife of Tongues

When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
(Luke 23:33-34)

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.
(Matthew 5: 44-45)

Father, grant me the power to do more than say the words; to view those who hurt and insult me as the beloved handiwork of God - precious souls for whom Christ died. Give me your eyes to see a little of their infinite value to you. Give me your heart to love them and seek their good at my own expense. So would I pursue the gentle Jesus. So would I honor him.

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