Monday, April 15, 2013

Turn the other Cheek

Have you ever heard the term turn the other cheek? How about Love your Enemy? These terms comes from (at least on of the places) the book of 1 Peter in chapter three verses nine and ten.
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise Blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he will love life and see good days let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that speak no guile: 

This month or so I will be studying what God says about controlling your tongue in my Polished Cornerstones Class. (Bible for girls.) In Part G of this segment it says to list ideas of how to "bless those who curse you"

For me I have a lot of enemies, I don't easily trust people and when you get over to my bad side it is hard for me to trust you again. So for me this is one of the most difficult concepts in the Bible.

In my family we have a tradition of sorts. If we have an enemy we will bake a loaf of banana bread. Dad started it, I am not sure when but he has encouraged me to do the same to my own enemies.

Another thing we do is invite them to family parties. Now believe me if there is a child in the family that doesn't like them either this typically has a negative effect.

Pray for them.

If there be a need, meet it.

Be kind to their relatives.

Don't snub them.

I am sure there are things I am not thinking of but as I said this isn't a strong point for me.

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