posted on Mar, 12 2006 @ 12:55 PM
Perhaps the Pastors are so laid back because the teachings of Jesus say to "pray for those who persecute you." As a Christian, I find this one of
the most difficult precepts to follow in my pursuit of peace and discipleship of Jesus Christ. How many times can we "turn the other cheek"? I,
for one, have only two cheeks (four if you count the nether ones), and I ran out of cheek long ago. Still, I struggle to "pick up my cross, and
If you really think about it though, all kidding about cheeks aside, it does make sense to pray for your enemies, that they may see the error of their
ways, and repent. What does lowering yourself to their level, and retaliating in kind accomplish, except more hard feelings, and an escalation of
action and intent to do harm to one another?
"Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord." Still, at times, I struggle with the desire to be the instrument of that vengeance. That's when I pray the
hardest for peace and deliverance.