Today’s Devotional Thought

“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you.” (Matthew 5:44)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a great German theologian who died in a German prison camp during World War II.  He was a leader of churches who opposed Hitler during that terrible time.  He wrote these words about Jesus’ command to love your enemies.
“Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies.  At the end all his disciples deserted him.  On the cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers.  For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God.  So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes.  There is his commission, his work.”

~ Pastor Dale Brown

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