Take an adventure with me. Imagine you’re one of Jesus’ disciples and all of you are sitting around Him as He talks with you and tells you different things about life and how to deal with various situations.


You’re beginning to lean back on a big rock behind you, and Jesus says something that “stops you in your tracks.” You swallow deeply as He says, You have heard it said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…(Matthew 5:43,44)  What are you thinking? What’s going through your mind?

Today, as your life continues step-by-step and you experience some tough Monday-Moments, have a go at doing the opposite of what your feelings scream at you – instead, love your enemies and pray for them….God will be God; trust Him!