Universal Calling

God’s love has no boundaries…so ours shouldn’t either.

(Listen to my song “All Are One” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 5:44-46

“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same?”

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Here is one of the direct commands from Jesus that Christians roundly ignore.

This is a hard teaching!

But it was not a suggestion.

Jesus made it quite clear that this was the level of love expected of us.

It calls each of us to wrestle with all our viewpoints and what we support and fail to support.

All people are one in the eyes of God.

There are no divisions.

Jesus is calling us to get beyond the delusion of separation.

Love is more than words.

Love requires relationship.

Jesus showed us this by confronting the oppressive power of the Roman Empire as well as the religious leaders of his day.

But the key is…Jesus confronted in love.

It was a non-violent confrontation.

That’s what got him crucified.

But his act of love created massive ripples that continue to this day.

We are called to do the same.

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Listen to the song of the day “All Are One” on the Mercy Reigns album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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