I started reading on The New Testament one month back. I'm rather slow in reading and easily dreamt away nowadays. But I was caught attention by Luke 6:32-38.
32"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them.
33And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that.
34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full.
35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
38Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
This is something I learnt, the hard way, 2 years back. When everything is crumbling down on me, I figured that the only best way is to forgive, to give, and treat all well. Forgive every friend that has done unjust to you. To give what you can and not to expect returns, for the ability to give is already a blessing. And to treat all well, even those whom you might detest.
Probably, I accomplished well in to forgive and to give. But to me, rather to everyone I think, to treat the detestable as a friend is a real challenge. Who can, in his heart, to treat someone he detest, as a friend? Can you?
Thought of the day:
"Zeal for Your house will comsume Me"
So what consumes you?
What makes you think about it throughout the day, keeps you up late at night?
What consumes you?