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To love is our main mission in life.

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As part of the following reflection, listen to my song “Make Me a Channel” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

Purchase or stream my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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Matthew 5:43-45

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 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.”

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We have many people who claim to be a Christian.

This means that you are a follower of Jesus and his teachings.

So why do we have such violence, fighting, racism and never-ending wars?

Jesus not only ordered us to love God and our neighbor as ourselves, but just to make it clear that that meant everyone, he said we must love our enemies as well.

Each of us needs to ask ourselves how we are doing with this?

How is it possible to love your enemy?

It’s a tough question that demands that the person asking the question be willing to go the extra mile, and be willing to change if necessary.

Of course, it doesn’t require that you put yourself in harm’s way, but to do all you can to not inflict harm on the person in question and at the very least pray that that person experiences forgiveness and compassion.

Jesus tells us that God doesn’t discriminate on who receives rain.

That’s because God loves all people without condition.

We have to examine not only the conditions we place on others, but also the conditions placed on others by systems that have been in place for years without us even noticing.

Love is calling us to reexamine everything.

St. Paul said that in God we all ‘live and move and have our being’ (Acts 17:28).

We exist in Love itself.

Our main objectives in life are to awaken to that and to make sure that everyone experiences that.

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Listen to the song of the day “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

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

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” 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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