PASSAGES

An impossible standard?

Leon Kauffman, Condon Community Church

We live in a world that seems increasingly contentious. In today’s world, it would seem that enemies are everywhere to be had. Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount makes it clear that for believer there is a high bar in the attitude toward those who might be enemies. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44)

Jesus goes on to give a reason for this command saying in verse 45 “that you may be sons of the Father who is in heave...

 

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