zaterdag 28 december 2013

Food for thought

Even the biggest hypocrite enjoys being treated with love, demonstrated by compassion, respect and kindness. The difference between a true Christ-ian and a hypocrite is that the true Christ-ian seeks to demonstrate love in the form of compassion, respect and kindness to everyone, even his or her enemies. The other, however, is knowingly and intentionally selective and conditional in to whom he or she shows love in the form of compassion, respect and kindness.

 43 You have heard people say, “Love your neighbors and hate your enemies.” 44 But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for anyone who mistreats you. 45 Then you will be acting like your Father in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both good and bad people. And he sends rain for the ones who do right and for the ones who do wrong. 46 If you love only those people who love you, will God reward you for that? Even tax collectors love their friends. 47 If you greet only your friends, what's so great about that? Don't even unbelievers do that? 48 But you must always act like your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:43-48).

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