Years ago, I was a manager in one of the departments of my denomination’s General Offices. The management culture was extremely heavy-handed, though not all supervisors were that way. One day I got a new supervisor who seemed to deliberately make my life a daily torment.
As the situation grew worse some of my supporters told me, ‘God will take care of him someday.’ I responded, ‘No he won’t; God will forgive him.’ And because I knew God would forgive him—I forgave him. Despite what he was doing to me, I wanted to see him as God sees him.
You Have Heard; But I Say…
For the fifth time in his teaching session, Jesus countermands an Old Testament commandment.
You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may…
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