8 05 2010

John 15:18-21

Jesus said to his disciples, “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.

Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.”

The Daily Path: There is so much anger and hurt in this world. Even when the Son of Man walked among us – to spread the message of God’s love for the benefit of all – he  was attacked and killed. How do we move beyond the hurt that fosters such anger? What do we do to extinguish the fires of blind hate?

This isn’t a “you” issue in the sense of “You’re mad. You’re acting act. You’re hurt, it’s not my problem. You deal with it.” It can’t be about “you”. It has to be about “me”.

What can I do, today, to help heal a hurt? If I reach out with one small, seemingly insignificant act of love, can it make a difference in “your” life?

Let’s watch for our chance. It doesn’t hurt to look.