Faithful Christians Who Hate…Aren’t

Russell Minick 7 Comments

Matthew 5 includes the beatitudes and one of the least honored teachings of Jesus: 43-47 “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and …

Jesus sums up life as “Love God|Love People” – is he right?

Russell Minick Crown Heart World

“Love God|Love People” is a great slogan, but is it really what life is all about? Jesus seems to say that it is. But what about all of the deep, rich, complex, theological nuance of redemption? CrownHeartWorld’s main point is that “Love God|Love People” is the right way to understand everything else. “Love God|Love People” was the beginning ideal we have all fallen short of. Jesus lived “Love God|Love People” to the point of dying for our failed love. Jesus’ resurrection shows that selfless love is greater than all of human selfishness …