The title for this week’s reminder comes from one of the lines of text in Chapter 7, “Love Must Resist Hate”.
Jesus said, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you….” (Luke 6:27)
The one thing that I find is most constant in practically every book we’ve read is the feeling of “well, that’s certainly easier said than done.”
Do I have things and people in my life that fall into a category of “hate”? Sadly, yes.
If you subscribe to the title I put above this page, then you probably have things and people that you hate too.
But aren’t there degrees of hate? According to our author, the answer is no.
Hate is hate.
“If someone loudly represents a social, political or religious viewpoint we strongly disagree with….we hate. If someone hurts or betrays us…we hate. If we feel threatened…we hate. If we are treated unjustly … we hate. If someone rejects our love…our love can ominously invert and we hate.” Tyson, pp 116-117
Jesus has the answer though.
Rob Miller leads us this week and he’s going to pull all these pieces together.
Fresh coffee and a propane heater are my promises for the treehouse in the morning. And if that’s not your thing, Zoom remains available.
See you in the morning. I’ll hate it if you miss out.