Apparently I care
November 16, 2008
We were talking about war and peace in or series on “Virtue in Public Life” in Everyothers tonight. The series is based on some of the social principles of the United Methodist Church. The Book of Discipline is annoyingly wishy-washy on the issue. We got on this track of talking about how certain wars are justifiable. I had to civilly disagree. So I started talking about what Jesus says about loving your enemies and self sacrifice. I didn’t feel it, but people told me that I looked like I was going to cry. See, my head cares about a lot of things that don’t necessarily inspire me with passion and feeling. But some times I surprise myself. I guess my heart cares too.
Sunday Quotation: “But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:27-31, NIV