Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love your enemies

Recently, Corey and Mike, two guys from my church, created a set of posters to help challenge Christians to love their enemies. They are powerful, and to some, offensive. But they contain truth that we all need to hear. The truth that we are called to love everyone--Hitler or Mother Teresa. It's the same truth that's contained in the idea that God loves Billy Graham just as much as He loves a stripper.

Go on over to their blog and be challenged to love Hilter, Osama and others we've been told it's "okay" to hate. The truth is, it’s not okay to hate anyone. Especially if you call yourself a Christian, we are commanded to “clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12) Notice it doesn’t say anything about people deserving our love. If we only loved those who deserve it, we wouldn’t love anyone, because we are all sinful. The truth is, you and I are just as wretched as Hitler or any other “bad” person who’s ever lived. It's only by the grace of Christ that we are redeemed and made "loveable."

[Note: I tried to upload the images here but wasn't able to.]

1 comment:

Isaacme said...

Wow those were really thought provoking posters.