All Saints Day – Luke 6:20-31
Stewardship Moment from Pastor William
Stewardship in the Gospel
Jesus tells those “that will listen” to love our enemies and to treat them as we would have them treat us. Why would Jesus ask us to do such a thing? Perhaps, Jesus doesn’t see our enemies as his enemies. Perhaps Jesus sees them as fellow siblings, people in need of his love.
Stewardship in our community
Loving enemies is something not done in polite society. Whether it be rival sports teams, opposing political parties, other Christian denominations, or family members that don’t agree with us, the world is not about loving enemies.
Stewardship in practice
Love does not look like wishing enemies no harm. It does not look like hoping enemies will come over to our way of thinking or acting. Love is action that treats enemies the same way we would want them to treat us. Start with something easy; find something good to say about your enemy. Once you do that, then work toward becoming one of those who “will listen” to Jesus. It’s difficult work, but Jesus has faith in you.