Monday, 11 February 2013

Live a Life of Love

And live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Romans 5:8)
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:38-45)
It is hard to give up. I always want to fight when I am stepped on, when things are unfair. Jesus' way isn't easy. It's the hard way - letting go when you want to hold on, loving when you want to hate, bending when you want to yell and punch. Only He can make us able for this. Humanity can carry us through many things, but only the grace of God can strengthen us to accept unfairness and insult. My pride won't be beaten into shape - it must be melted down and poured out before Him.

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