Reading: Luke 6:20-36
Once in a great while, I may hear someone saying something to me but choose to pretend ignorance. Sometimes, someone may be talking to me and I may not catch on.
In some of those cases, I might eventually say to the person, “Are you talking to me?” Or to someone else, “Is he talking to me?”
At times, that second response may be an effort to be funny or to communicate something less than funny to the speaker.
I dare not take such an approach with Jesus.
I better listen carefully and attentively to what He says.
“But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you” (27).
Yes, He is talking to me. He is telling me to choose love and goodness for those who have none for me.
And yes, I hear. I hear Him telling me to have certain thoughts and do certain deeds.
Now for the doing!
from Luke 6:35
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