Sunday, 19 August 2012
Open Your Heart.
"'Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.'" Luke 6:27,28 (NRSV)
Always we come back to the words of Jesus :
"'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'" Matthew 22:37 (NRSV)
"'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'" Matthew 22:39b (NRSV)
"'I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.'" Matthew 9:13b (NRSV)
This is evidence from the mouth of Jesus that God redeems evil.
We are to treat all people on earth as our brothers and sisters.
We are to love everyone.
Spirituality is not some proposition held in our minds.
Spirituality is centered in the heart.
"'The Lord looks on the heart.'" 1 Samuel 16:7b (NRSV)
We are anchored in the love of God.
Open your heart.
Let your heart bloom like the rose.
Overcome your fear.
Give love to all.
(Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.)
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