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February 19th -- "Loving Neighbors and Other Enemies"

posted Sep 12, 2014, 9:32 PM by Ken Schmidt   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 2:01 PM ]
What a challenge!  Did Jesus realize what he was asking of us?  Imagine… Jesus calling us to love our enemies!  Is it possible that he could expect us to go even further than God’s command to love our neighbors as we do ourselves?  In our current environment, this is a particular challenge.  Let’s just understand that Jesus is not calling us to act out of fear, but with courage, when we turn the second cheek and open ourselves to those on the “other side”.  

Scripture Texts:

Matthew 5:38-48; Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18