I viewed this yesterday morning in church. I didn’t want to go to church at all. It was raining, and I wanted to stay home and read in my comfy recliner. Someone once said church is the only time that we hear someone else’s opinion for thirty minutes. That’s true, especially in this age of cable, internet, and God knows what else is streaming media. You can pick and choose your message. However, if you are polite and already seated in a chair at a church meeting, it’s hard to get up in the middle of the sermon and leave. It’s harder when the building is small, the congregation is sparse, and the pastor knows you by name.
So I listened. I want to be a person of the Cross. I want to love my enemies. You see, Christianity is not about doing unto others what they do unto you – it’s beyond that. It’s about loving the unloveable. It’s about being people of the Cross.