Footprints No. 327

  • November 22, 2020

But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. (Matthew 5:39 NKJV)

God wants us to attain the level of perfect love – Agape love. Agape love inspires us to do good to everyone, even to those who wants to hurt and harm us. “Vengeance is mine says the Lord.” God takes revenge against those who do us harm. Because we are His children, He will defend us. It is not for us to take revenge. We are told to love our enemies – the greatest test of Agape love. Others say, “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.” Do we gain anything if we do so? Can we inflict exactly the same way we felt when someone hurt us? What can happen is that we may become unfair because we tend to hurt them more, doing worse than what they did to us. A mistake cannot be corrected with another mistake – a sin with another sin. Hurting our offenders in return will only make the situation worse. Let go and let God. Let us forgive and forget. Do it from the heart and not from the mouth. When someone throws a stone at you, throw bread back at him. Forgiving will make us a better person. God, the Most High, humbled himself. He took a lowly human form to forgive us of our sins. Do not burden yourself with a heavy heart due to hate. Rather, lighten your days with love and a forgiving heart. Move on. Move forward, forget the past, and focus on things of tomorrow.

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