Loving Our Enemies

The Word 43“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:43-45  Voice from the Church “I have seen Christians in Communist prisons with fifty pounds of chains on their feet, tortured with red-hot iron pokers, in whose throats spoonsful of salt had … Continue reading “Loving Our Enemies”

Loving God and Loving People

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37, 39 The God of love gave to Frank Laubach (1884-1970) a large capacity to both love God and love people. A former editor of The Wesleyan Advocate once heard Frank tell his story. “Frank Laubach was a Methodist missionary in Mindanao, Philippines and was trying his best to serve Christ and the Methodist Church. One day, he realized that he could not minister to the people because he did not … Continue reading “Loving God and Loving People”