Both – And

Matthew 10:16
“Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves.”

Being a Christian is not easy. It takes determination, guts and bravery. The early Christians were many times killed for their faith. Now days…it still happens in some countries. But many times we can expect verbal and emotional attacks more than physical ones. To follow Jesus we need to utilize the left part of our brains that can make distinct “either-or” type judgments…”fight or flight”…like a serpent. But…we must also use the right part of our brains that is capable of making “both-and” type judgments…that can enable us to accept people who disagree with us…that can enable us to love our enemies…that can enable us to extend compassion. This is the wisdom of a dove. How can we do it? Only through God’s grace!

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 on “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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