Love Your Enemies?!

Dear Mosaic Boston Family,

Jesus once said, “be quick to speak your mind, easily provoked to anger, and always ready to take offensive.” Okay, obviously Jesus never said that, but He would probably get a resounding “Amen!” from our culture if He did. It seems like people can get outraged and offended by just about anything these days. It’s a quality many people prize in themselves, but despise in others. 

This Sunday, we’ll be looking at Luke 6:27-36 and some of the most famous words that Jesus actually did say. From this passage, and a similar passage in Matthew, come phrases like “love your enemies,” “turn the other cheek,” and “go the extra mile.” When you first hear them you might be hit with a refreshing wave of inspiration. Wouldn’t it be great if people lived like that? The more you think about them, though, the harder they are to swallow. If we really turn the other cheek, won’t we be letting people get away with murder?

Jesus was a master in the art of saying something both simple and profound. His words make so much sense, but then you find yourself days later still trying to wrap your mind around the implications. This text is a perfect example! Join us this weekend as we try to cut to the heart of this extremely dense, yet beautifully simple text from the Gospel of Luke. 

God bless,

Pastor Shane

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