Friday, January 09, 2015

Love your enemy

Enemy love is not a command with a purpose—Jesus nowhere tells why we are to love the enemy. This [is] not Jesus’ strategy for conquering; it is not pragmatic. Nor is enemy love natural. This command, instead, confronts us with the one who is Lord and confronts from a world that is not yet ours: the kingdom. So asking about practicalities and practicability both miss the point.— Sermon on the Mount, page 147

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Wise words. Too often we get sidetracked trying to figure our why we are called to do something. In our culture everything has to have a reason (that we understand and endorse!) in order for it to make sense. That is not necessarily a kingdom outlook...
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