How can you give grace and mercy to everyone inspite of how you feel about them?
(John 13:34 I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too are to love one another.)
You have heard people say, "Love your neighbors and hate your enemies." But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for anyone who mistreats you. Matthew 5:43-44
What does this look like to you? How do you love those who willfully mistreat you?
Jesus walked slow enough to see what was dying around him. What stride are you walking?
2 Corinthians 5:7 (Amp) 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]
Food for Thought and Self Reflection
Our Faith functions well when we know God is good.
Jeremiah 29: 11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
God is a good God! Psalm 34:8
O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good; How blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who takes refuge in Him.