38 You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’
39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.
41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
I’ve realized how I go back and forth with my Bible readings and that a lot of it is from the book of Matthew so far. Perhaps starting Monday, I’ll actually go in order. Not cover everything perhaps, but like read a book in order and when I see something I’d like to write about, I’ll write about it. Suggestions?
I think I’ve mentioned in another post about how sometimes it can be foolish of me to let things go. Maybe something along those lines. I give in easily I guess. Especially with friendship, it’s a lot easier for me to apologize first when I’m not necessarily at fault.
Now, I’d just like to think, what’s the point though? If you love them, why not be the “bigger person”? We’re called to love, right?
Yes, I am human, and it is a struggle to simply just love someone. I struggled with this one person in my life. I talked to this person about how I am struggling with forgiving that person and that this person should pray for me and that I find peace in my heart. Later, I told June that this person would be someone that I don’t seek for help unless I really need it, but if this person ever needs help and needs me, then I’d be open to help.
I guess this sounds like an angry mentality… BUT, I do wish I am a person that doesn’t close off others because they have done me wrong. Perhaps I won’t be the one approaching them, but I want them to be able to approach me for whatever.
It can be impossible to do all these nice things to people that do you wrong, but let’s think about Jesus. Um, yeah, we humans, suck. We sin, over and over, but He forgives, again and again. So as much as people make me angry over and over, I want to be forgiving again and again. It’s going to be hard, yes. I’m going to get sick of it, yes. But, maybe with a little bit of time and practice, I can do this.
EXEMPLIFY CHRIST LOVE, YO!