|Oct 22, 2014||Hate?|
|Oct 21, 2014||Take Heart|
|Oct 20, 2014||Torture Tickle|
|Oct 19, 2014||Twinkle and a Wink|
|Oct 18, 2014||Fish Fear|
|Oct 17, 2014||Immeasurable Love|
|Oct 16, 2014||My Judgment|
|Oct 15, 2014||Theory of the Wave Quotient|
|Oct 14, 2014||Canít Swim?|
|Oct 13, 2014||Stairway to Heaven|
|Oct 12, 2014||Prison Needle|
|Oct 11, 2014||Just Dandy|
|Oct 10, 2014||View Point|
|Oct 9, 2014||Keeping Busy One Saturday Afternoon|
|Oct 8, 2014||Hero to Bum|
|Oct 7, 2014||Hospitable|
|Oct 6, 2014||We Could Just Eat You Up|
|Oct 5, 2014||Outsourcing|
|Oct 4, 2014||Funny to the End|
|Oct 3, 2014||Good or Bad|
|Oct 2, 2014||Bacteria Do It|
|Oct 1, 2014||Needy|
Date: October 22, 2014
I hate peas. I hate mice. I hate reading. I hate talk radio. I hate winter. I hate hats. I hate crybabies. I hate whiners. I hate rich folks. I hate welfare cheats. I hate TV preachers. I hate. What a word — hate. We use it as easily and as freely as we use the word love. I love your skirt. I love pizza. I love that idea. I love your coffee. I love. I used to think I knew what hate was. I hated licorice. Now I don’t like it. Hate is a powerful word. On talk radio, I heard a caller from an infamous church talking about how God hates America and gays. It wasn’t just what she said. It was her conviction, her belief and her tone. Hate fueled her. Hate was her identity. Hate consumed her.
The Teacher tells us to do good to those who hate us. It’s not an easy command. Did He think that by doing good we would make others love us? Does love conquer hate? What does doing good mean? Should I open a door for her? Should I feed her if she is hungry? Should I give her broadcast time? Recently I heard that 98% of the Gospel can be summed up in one word — hospitality. I don’t know what the other 2% is.
That’s my answer to hate. Treat the hater with hospitality.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, we’re called to love, not to hate. Open our hearts to showing hospitality to those who hate us. Amen.
Here’s a Thought: Do good to those who hate you.
Source: Luke 6:27 “…do good to those who hate you…” NIV