Posts Tagged ‘Gospel’

Have you heard the following quote before?

It’s a quote I’ve seen and read a number of times in the past, but today I’ve found an added dimension to this when I found the following image

Yes, to change the world we must love our family, but to love them we must truly live as God wants us to. Therefore we must live as we’re instructed to do by God, and once we start treating our family as we should, we can them start working with and treating our friends and neighbours as we should; Then our community and so on, until we reach the world!

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35 NIV

Theses words from Matthew’s Gospel follow on very nicely from my thoughts in yesterday’s blog post Words Can Be Dangerous, where I talked about how it only takes one angry word to hurt and upset others.

Yes our words cam be said in haste and can be remembered for a while, but not forever, other words can be said in earnest and can be instantly forgotten. However all God‘s words and deeds are everlasting. Here we are thousands of years after God created the world and over 2 thousand years since His Son came to earth, yet we are still talking about Him, His words and His deeds…who else is there like that!

I’ve said it a number of times already in my blog posts, but I want to remind you again that we must love everyone. God doesn’t want us to pick and choose who we love.

In the following verse from St Luke’s gospel, we get some instructions on how we should react or respond in some rather unpleasant situations:

Luke 6:27 (The Message)

Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer for that person. If someone slaps you in the face, stand there and take it. If someone grabs your shirt, gift wrap your best coat and make a present of it. If someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.

This list above is not the ultimate list of situations, however it does tell us that whatever the situation we find ourselves in, no matter how pleasant, we must respond with kindness and with love.

Love is stronger than hate, and therefore will touch even the hardest of hearts.

Love isn’t an opportunity to pick and mix who we love, we must love everyone, always!