Paul was such a fantastic man and teacher. In Romans 12:20, Paul stated, “To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for it is by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
It seems natural to become offended by others who have hurt us, judged us, haven’t agreed with us, or don’t live in a way that we think that they should. I have had many moments where I have become offended and not only by the people in the world but even those who are dear and closest to me.
I am wondering what life could look like if we chose to live in the teachings of Paul? What if we decided to investigate the reasons why a person behaved poorly against us instead of wasting time being offended by them? What if we chose to live out the message of love in the way that Jesus did?
Jesus, thank you for providing your message of love. Thank you for loving all of your children, no matter where they’re positioned in their life, or what they have done in the past. Thank you for loving us even when we seem unlovable. You were the perfect example, and we are incapable of fully understanding such a love as yours. As we learn more, by who you are, may we choose to deny ourselves and take up your cross. In your precious holy name, Amen.
Baring His Beauty,