Love As Jesus

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either.  Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.  And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to” (Luke 6:27-31 ESV)

“I only punish you because I love you.” Yeah, thanks mom. But it’s true. In Hebrews it says that God does the same thing. So how does letting someone abuse me show them love? Why here does the lack of a secure boundary demonstrate love but in every other circumstance to punish is loving. This is really a rhetorical question, because the answer may already be obvious to you.  For those for whom this is not obvious, you’re in for an “aha” moment. For those of you for whom this is obvious, stick around, I’m often unexpected. You never know.

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