Thursday, November 23, 2006

Soldiers of Fortune

43 "You R169 have heard that it was said, `YOU R170 SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and R171 hate your enemy.' 44 "But I say to you, love R172 your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be F96 sons R173 of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 "For if R174 you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 "If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 "Therefore you R175 F97 are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

For the last month all the soldiers, civilians and insurgency who have been killed in the Iraq war and all those who are family and friends have been on my mind. And this scripture above keeps ringing in my ears. The world says hate your enemy, Jesus says love your enemy.

Politicians love those who help keep them in office, and slander anything that is against them. Many of my co-workers brown nose those who can help them climb the ladder, or make their job easier and crap on everyone else that isn't a threat to them keeping their job.

How many people do you know that only care about their self promotion? Help them to try and understand a different way. Love your enemies as you love yourself.

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