Thursday, October 05, 2006

Love everybody stupid

Thought this to myself this arvo, as one of my neighbours dropped around to say, well, not much, cos she doesn't, she just kinda stands around whilst you uncomfortably make conversation.

Interrupted my other plans for the night completely, missed out on doing what I had planned, but judging by our conversation, God probably had something else in mind.

But just as I internally groaned when Mum yelled out that she was at the door, I was again reminded of Jesus telling us that anybody can love their friends, but it takes something special to love your enemies. Of course, she's not an enemy, just a socially awkward neighbour.

For me, the whole incarnational mission thing is predominantly about loving my friends, easy enough. It takes a whole other level of love to love these kind of people. God, help me, I've got a long way to go.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I still talk to you despite my inner groanings