“It is not simply to be taken for granted that the Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, […]
When Jesus served the bread and the wine we need to also remember that Judas was also served. When we share the message of the love of Christ today in that same way we cannot be choosy about who we offer forgiveness. We never know if one of those attacking us now may become like the apostle Paul who Stephen forgave as the stones were flying.