010 – Don’t Hit Back

“Eye for an eye”?  Really?? That’s the way you want to live?!  It might hold back hard hearts from horrors but it won’t promote peace.  It’s a concrete foundation for a house of mercy to be built on.  Relationship, not retribution, is the aim.  Love, not law, is the goal.  Begrudging compliance moves us millimeters.  Freely given mercy sets us free.  Been punched?  Pray back!  Stolen from? Send presents, make them better than any plunder.  Taken advantage of by an authority?  Out-serve them with gladness.  We’re not putting the world to rights here, we’re turning it right way up.

Matthew 5:38-41 as part of the SAS Project


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