This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Love thy enemy
This one is hard. I wonder how many people would agree with me. I mean I have a hard enough time loving my brother never mind my enemy. Saying that, at some points in my life deciding if my brother was my enemy was a close run thing. However I came to an understanding with myself on this matter a few years ago when I realised that just because I love my brother does not mean I have to like him at that particular point in time. I know this sounds like a loop hole but bear with me for a second. There are going to be times when people really rub you up the wrong way and drive you insane. At these points you are not likely to be over fond of them. But say for example something terrible happens to them, they lose a family member or become ill or anything. Would you not comfort them or help however you could? That is the love we are talking about here, the Christian spirit. Jesus himself became angry at times but he always had that love in his heart. He always had time for those who needed it. We are called to be Christ like and to love everyone as Jesus did, it wont always be easy but remember, just because you don't particularly like someone doesn't mean you shouldn't love them.