Love Your Enemies

January 6, 2022

Pastor Jennifer writes: When we chose the subject for worship for 2/27, we had no idea that this would be the week Russia would attack Ukraine, but here we are, staring at images of devastation and failure once again.

As a young soldier many years ago, I was taught that going to war was always a symptom of failure: failure of diplomacy, failure of systems, and a failure of memory of how awful and devastating war is.  

This Sunday, we’re looking at a passage from Job who asks God to help him remember whatever he has done to cultivate enemies in his life that he might be reminded to never do those things again. We’re also looking at the passage from Luke that says, “Love your enemies and pray for your persecutors.” This is not to say that it isn’t necessary to stand against the powers of tyranny, but it is a call to not let our enemies turn us into people we ourselves despise.

Let’s gather online only (for the last time, fingers crossed) for worship at 10 a.m. over our YouTube channel.


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February 24, 2022

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