Saturday, April 15, 2017

Redemption

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, "Love your enemies." It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load. That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies. (from "Loving Your Enemies")”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

20 comments:

FreeThinke said...

HAPPY EASTER!

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Does God love Satan?

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Does God love Satan?

Jersey McJones said...

Happy Easter! :)

JMJ

Thersites said...

Of course He does. Love the sinner...

FreeThinke said...

The question all of us should ask is not, "Does GOD love ME?"

Instead we should concern ourselves with how much WE love GOD.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Can't it be said Satan loves God enough to have aspired to be God? Wasn't all the love and worship God recieves what Satan wanted for himself?

Gert said...

Satan's name was originally 'Natas'. That was before he went underground!

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

LOL Gert. I prefer to ask theological questions to non-theologians. Get the most interesting answers that way, and nobody is wrong until the scimitars come out.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

LOL Gert. I prefer to ask theological questions to non-theologians. Get the most interesting answers that way, and nobody is wrong until the scimitars come out.

Gert said...

The scimitars? That's a new one to me...

Watches a doc about polygamist fundamentalist Mormons t'other day. Almost reconciled me with the US: such shiny happy people! :-)

Gert said...

'watched'

Gert said...

As regards God's Real Name, ask the Jews. ;-)

But not Beakerkin: he's a Fallen Angel... ;-)

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Not really interested in God's real name. It's probably unpronounceable anyway, or weird shit happens when you say it like every nation stops being a currency manipulator.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Not really interested in God's real name. It's probably unpronounceable anyway, or weird shit happens when you say it like every nation stops being a currency manipulator.

FreeThinke said...

God's real name, eh? How quaint! A foolish preoccupation of chronic gameplayers –– cynics who could not –– and should never –– be taken seriously.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Mark your calendar... i agree with FT lol

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

I will add that any God that forbids eating bacon is worthy of rebelling against.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

I will add that any God that forbids eating bacon is worthy of rebelling against.

jez said...

You don't eat pigs, and we don't eat pigs... Why not not eat pigs together?
;)