#GospelToday (Lk 6:27-33,37-38)
"But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
To the person who strikes you on one cheek, offer the other one as well, and from the person who takes your cloak, do not withhold even your tunic.
Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
For 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 do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same.
Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you."
@George #GospelToday Today's passage describes the perfect person. I try to live by those ideals but it is ever so hard. Sometimes it takes me weeks, if not months to correct my behavior and sometimes I just don't. That's why I need Jesus and continue reading the Bible. 15 yrs diving deep into Christianity and I'm still not sanctified. I finally got over the hurdle of forgiving someone who wronged me and then....someone takes advantage of my mother. I ROARED! and prayed, and roared again. 2 yrs later I'm still not completely over it. And hoping that acknowledging my faults and praying for guidance is enough to grant me forgiveness. If I simply did what the Bible says, I would have less heartache and more friends. My go to verse is Malachi 3:18 "And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not." Trusting God in every situation is a challenging lifestyle but well worth it.
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