Pay The Price!

But I say this to you ... love your enemies, do good to those who hate you

Luke 6:27
I Samuel 26:2,7-9,12-13,22-23; Psalms 103:1-4,8,10,12-13; I Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38

In a letter to God, a little girl wrote …

Dear God,
Are you real? Some people don’t believe it. If you are, you’d better do something quick. Signed, Harriet

Another wrote …

Dear God,
My father is very smart. Maybe he could help you. Signed, Margo1

Dear world,
My Father is very smart. He could help you. And I don’t mean maybe. Signed, Jesus

All of the Gospel episodes are saying something to us about God’s Grace. And, more often than not, God’s Grace is a shocker. Because, as the Apostle Paul has written …

“For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength” (I Cor. 1:25).

The foolishness of God? What is Paul talking about? The answer comes through, loud and clear, in today’s Gospel Lesson …

“Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you,” Jesus commands.

“Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who treat you badly,” Jesus commands.

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