Blessed Week 4

Blessed Week 4


Matthew 5:38–48

Jesus shares his ideas about perfect love in this focus scripture – love at all times, in all circumstances. Love when we don’t feel like it, love when we face an enemy, love when we are being persecuted and oppressed, love when we’re tired of being asked. Jesus knows this kind of love because he lived this kind of love. And we are called to do the same. Jesus doesn’t say this will be easy and it definitely wasn’t easy for him, but with God’s help and assurance, we can live lives of more perfect love.

 

This week practice perfect love by saying, “Yes” anytime you’re asked to give (i.e., give food or money to any home­less person who asks for it, work the extra hour or take on the extra project at work when asked, give permission for your spouse or children to do something they want to do, give money to someone who needs to borrow it).