Friday, 23 June 2017
We are all members of God's family.
Even our enemies, even those who have committed terrible crimes, even those who have rejected God and embraced evil.
We are all brothers and sisters in the Family of Humanity.
And God Himself is our Father.
Jesus said, "'And call no one your father on earth, for you have one Father - the one in heaven.'" Matthew 23:9 (NRSV)
It is our job to be reconciled to those around us.
Not to judge others or reject them.
Not to punish others or make war.
It is up to us to make peace with our brothers and sisters.
And pray for their well-being.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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