Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Patience, Mercy and Forgiveness.6

"Do you remember the saying: an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth? I tell you the opposite. If somebody strikes you on the right cheek, offer him your left; or if someone sues you and takes your coat, offer the shirt off your back as well. If someone compels you to walk one mile, be willing to walk two. Give freely to those who ask of you, and never turn a deaf ear to those in need." 

"We must not merely do as He did; we must see things as He saw them, regard them as He regarded them; we must take the will of God as the very life of our being; we must neither try to get our own way, nor trouble ourselves as to what may be thought or said of us."       --George MacDonald

  • Do you think that "Second Mile" will forever more be synonymous with Jerry Sandusky-the Penn State coaching icon/convicted pedophile? 
  • Do you think it is worse to commit foul acts or to commit foul acts and then hide behind moral platitudes & grand programs so that you won't be suspected of doing them? 
  • Do you think it is the follower of Jesus' responsibility to define-through loving obedient action-what Jesus' words mean? 
  • Do you think that it is the first mile or the second, the first cheek or the second, the coat or the shirt that distinguishes the follower of Jesus from all other sojourners? 
  • Do you think the world will be a better place when everyone practices Jesus' words? 
Do you think it is time to stop thinking and find one thing this day we can do to put His words into practice?