Lovefast 30: Love
By Elliot from Mahabba Derby
Inspired by 'France: praying for those who persecute you' from 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet
Thought for the day
Remembering birthdays, special events, and celebrations are all tricky for me - even if these happen every year.
I’m not good at sending cards or buying gifts.
So it will be no surprise or huge confession to state that to be honest I’m not much good at loving my friends.
Yet Jesus tells us to go even further and tells us to love our enemies.
It’s not a suggestion, a handy hint, a possibility but a command.
Not only did Jesus instruct us with his words but he lived out his life as an example.
One response to extremism is fear of others - xenophobia.
Another response is love of strangers - phileoxenia.
Today's entry in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklet
Inspiration for today's entry - click to open
Prayer for the day
Pray for courage to live out this teaching today.
Read this challenging article: http://www.preemptivelove.org/loving_your_enemy_isis_detainees
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