Epiphany 7 – Love Your Enemies

Jesus said, “I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.

–Luke 6.27-31

  • Do you have a list of people to whom you hold a grudge? What would it take for you to let go of your grudge?
  • Do you ever feel alienated from others? What groups/people give you a sense of belonging?
  • Who was there for you in a time when you needed help understanding yourself and how you felt?
  • When Jesus asks us to “do to others as you would have them do to you,” what do you think he’s asking you to do?

It’s important to have a sense of belonging, to feel like you’re welcome, included, and cared about.  While the church doesn’t do that perfectly it at least tries to do it in a way that when we fail we know what we’re aiming at.  We hope you’ll come to Trinity Commons Sunday night at 6pm to belong, to hear Jesus speak about belonging, and to find yourself transformed by the sacrament of the meal at the altar and in the fellowship of the meal at supper.  It’s always better when you’re with us, so we hope to see you this Sunday at 6pm.

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