Matthew 5:43-48

In a recent church service, a friendly deacon was letting everyone know about upcoming events.  At one point he said, “Bring your friends.  Bring your enemies.”  That sounds funny, but Jesus asks us to pray for and love whoever persecutes us.

Many are no doubt planning to celebrate the 4th of July with friends and/or family.  If we don’t invite any enemies to the festivities, we can at least love them with a Christian love and pray for them.

I’m hearing fireworks right now.  Happy 4th of July!