Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just a reminder that this is in that book

Since Luke reminded me today. Read it if you're interested...

Luke 6:27-30 (NASB)
"But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Whoever hits you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and whoever takes away your coat, do not withhold your shirt from him either. Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back."

6:33a
"If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you?"

6:35
"But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men."

No one is really mistreating me at the moment, and I can't think of any 'enemies', but this is the attitude I want, especially having benefited from it in others. Also, I'm sure this relates to 'The Economy', 'National Security', and 'Foreign Policy' somehow, but I won't speculate.

1 comment:

DaviMack said...

Hmm. 6:33 is kind of interesting. Very Kantian, as in, doing good out of love for someone is not as praiseworthy as doing good out of a sense of duty. Thus, the mother who cares for her children because she loves them is not worthy of praise, whereas the woman who detests her children yet still cares for them is worthy of praise. That's Kant for you.