Monday, December 15, 2008

"I love Osama Bin Laden"

A statement like this sounds so shocking. A man who has been a leader of such evil. But isn't this what the Bible calls us to do. Doesn't Jesus teach us to love our enemies? (Matthew 5:43,44) Doesn't Paul tell us to bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse? (Romans 12:14) Doesn't Peter tell us to return evil and insult with a blessing? (I Peter 3:9) Isn't loving those who do us evil the core of who God is calling us to be?

This is not only hard for an enemy like Bin Laden, but is difficult in everyday relationships. Can you take an insult and return a kind word? Do you seek to do good to those who have wronged you?

Do you think that God is calling Christians to love Osama Bin Laden?
Is He calling us to love the person who has done wrong to us?
How do you practically show love to someone who mistreats you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you shoot them.
thank you