Hey all you youths',
as a human being, we all have someone we don't
particularly like. It may not necessarily be an
enemy, but in someways they hapPen to get on
our bad side.
I would agree that it is much easier to despise
and disregard them as a friend, because well,
'if you don't like someone, you would obviously
not want to have anything to do with them.'
But is that really what we should do?
There are so very many ways to create an enemy,
ways such as jealousy, aggravating attitudes,
dissaproving manner, vulgarity, competitiveness,
and so on so forth.
It's a shame you see,
when there's something about someone we cannot
stand, that's when we lose a potential friend.
But, there's nothing gained from hatred. and being
able to love your enemy doesn't come overnight.
We shouldn't just love them cause it's the right
thing to do, we should love them genuinely as Christians.
Learn to be the bigger person.
and try to do this with compassion,
understand the other persons point of view.
God COMMANDS us to love,
our HIGHIEST calling is to spread the love
of God, and teach others to grow in him,
how can we do so, if we ourselves do not practice love.
And if the tables are turned, and if YOU are someone
elses enemy today,
try to determine what part you play to contribute to this
feud, and end it.
Forgive them, and pray for them.
It is always better to have friends than enemies.
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to
do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you,
live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge,
my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it
is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,
" says the Lord. On the contrary: "If your enemy is
hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something
to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on
his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome
evil with good (Romans 12:17-21).
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his
brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his
brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in
him to make him stumble (1 John 2:9-10).
As for those who haven't been around lately,
We keep you in our prayers, and hope that ya'll continue
your walk with God, and we pray that we will see you soon.
REAL SOON! <3