Love Your Enemies

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Published on September 15, 2008

Author: alwynlau

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Learning the Alphabets of God’s Kingdom in the 21 st Century H

H Holiness for

Holiness is Progressive Perfection in Christ

“ Be perfect, as your Heavenly Father, is perfect.” Matthew 5

What does it mean to be perfect as God is ?

“ Turn your left cheek also.” Matthew 5:39

Surprise your enemy with your voluntary vulnerability…

… given for the sake of equality and friendship

“ Let him have your cloak too.” Matthew 5:40

Surprise your enemy and love him…

Let your generosity overwhelm his selfish demands

“ Go with him two miles.” Matthew 5:41

Surprise your enemy and love him…

Let your service overcome his exploitation

 

 

Some responses to the idea…

“ You are an idealist ; you should be more practical.” “ You cannot ignore systemic injustice .”

“ This will encourage ‘them’ to take away more of the Chinese’s rights .” “ Ahmad Ismail will just tear more Chinese leaders’ photos.”

“ You are being unrealistic! ”

But whose reality are we talking about?

“… the message of reconciliation. ” 2 Cor 5:19 “ God has committed to us…

 

Peace-Making is an Imaginative Adventure!

Use Your Imagination to Make Peace!

Salad will always be yucky…

… if you’ve spent your whole life eating kuey teow!

To watch Star Wars or spend an evening with my son?

 

I cannot comprehend the value of the latter until I became a father

Likewise…

We cannot grasp reconciliation if our political ‘heroes’ do not preach it

It will feel/taste like salad to the kuey teow lover…

Finally…

There are no “ invisible” Christians…

“ Be IMITATORS of God…and live a life of love ” Ephesians 5:11

In other words…

We must look like Jesus

“ Love your enemies…and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5;44)

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