Saturday, April 5, 2014

Engage the world!

"The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies—not with the bad people but the devout people.  O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ!  If Christ had done what you're doing, who would ever have been spared?"
~Martin Luther (1483-1546)

If you've read the Bible, you know that this is what Jesus preached—and it's what He lived out.  We must stop judging others!  And stop hiding from those who are unbelievers!  Jesus calls us to imitate Him—and He lived with love and patience amongst "notorious sinners."  (And aren't we all?!)

Love triumphs.  Love brings about change.  Hate and anger and violence will never bring about change-for-the-better.

"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."  ~Jesus (Matthew 5:44)

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