I should admit, this is one of those weeks for me.
I think it’s called Post-Vacation Stress Disorder or something. It’s not pretty. I don’t know which end is up, basically. I’m still not sure which day we’re on. Laundry has taken over my upstairs hallway. It keeps multiplying.
I have so many little projects in the works, that some moments I have no idea where to even begin. This is a heavy week of school, because we missed a week when our co-op was in session. Now I remember why that was such a bad idea. 🙂
Something’s gotta give, so today, I’m keeping things here extra simple and just sharing a short passage.
Simple, except that these may be the hardest of Jesus’ words to follow in the whole Bible.
Jesus pretty much says: You’ve heard from people, that you should love one way. But I’m telling you to love a very different way. The way your Father loves. Perfectly.
Read these words from Matthew 5~
“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 children of your Father in heaven.
“He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
“If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
So there you go. Love others, period. Even–or especially–those who do you wrong. Because your Father loves this way.
He actively loves those who love Him back, and those who don’t. He wants us to do the same.
Another place we find His love in red letters.
Wishing you all a happy hump-day! It is Wednesday, right?