I recently heard of a man in the Far North of Cameroon who was falsely accused and imprisoned for something that he did not do, and once he was released instead of holding a grudge or being angry with this person they were able to show them love and continue to have a relationship with them.
Why not get even?
Why not give them the silent treatment?
Why not ignore them?
Why go against the culture?
His response – Well, Jesus said we are supposed to love our enemies.
Let’s give thanks for the first book of the New Testament that showed up outside my office this week to be shipped up to the Far North Region of Cameroon for the Buwal language.
As we all read Luke 6:27-30, in a language we can understand, may we allow it to change our lives as this man has already done.
But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back.
If only we could all learn to follow that in every situation. A great word for me. Thanks.