Saturday, June 30, 2007

It's such a challenge

Love is a challenge. This statement might seem a little strange. Love is not something we think of as a challenge, but rather something we either do or don't do. We either love someone or we don't. The challenge is to love those who don't love us back. This seems like such an impossibility sometimes. I run into people all the time who my make it hard to love them. They do not respect others and they certainly do not love me back, at least they do not act like it.

I realize that this is the very thing that Christ calls us to do. "
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?"

Love those who persecute you, in today's day and time it is love those who annoy you or abuse or hurt you. I struggle with this daily, sometimes hourly. It is so hard to love and act out that love when the other person is doing everything to reject you and your love. I got to keep on keeping on and moving forward, learning from my mistakes.

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