Sunday, February 20, 2011
Sermon: Epiphany 7A
“Turn the other cheek.”
“Go the extra mile.”
“Love your enemy.”
But if we take Jesus’ commands seriously, we might worry that we’d become a first class doormat.
If someone punches me in the face, I’d probably hit them right back. I wouldn’t point to the other side of my face and say, “missed a spot.”
If someone hijacked my car, I wouldn’t drive them to the border. I
f someone sues me, they better have a good lawyer because I’m going to protect what is mine.
And I have enemies for a reason. Loving them is not one of them. Especially since they don’t have my best interest in mind.
And then comes the command that puts all the others in their place...(whole thing here)