Luke 6:32-36 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.[a] Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
On Valentine’s Day, we now give cards and flowers to the people we love in our lives, not just the one special love. I guess we can thank Hallmark for the expansion. And then off course, we can thank Hallmark for the invention of Sweetest Day for that “special love” in our life later in the year.
Have you ever thought of sending a Valentine Card to someone difficult to love, or even someone viewed as our enemy? On Valentine’s Day, wouldn’t that be a good day to express God’s Love to others, even when it is difficult?
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Whenever, contrary to the world’s vindictiveness, we love our enemy, we exhibit something of the perfect love of God, whose will is…read…read more
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