Love Transforms

Matthew 5:43-45
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.”

Jesus tells us we must do what goes against every fiber of our being. I mean…is He serious about loving our enemies? Well…that’s what Jesus said! Seems we have a way of disregarding some of Jesus’ most difficult teachings…or spinning them into something easier to handle. Are we open to working on forgiving and loving the people who hurt us? Are we praying for the conversion of terrorists? Are we praying for the grace to be able to have a change of heart? Instead of trying to change someone else…Jesus asks each of us to change. Such transformation will only happen through a relationship with God. It takes grace. It’s not easy following Jesus…but following Him would change the world.

Suggested song of the day– “You’ll Lead Me” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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