Jesus invites us to imagine and devise extra measures of neighbor love that include our enemies. Turning to the expected and rational reactions of self-protection, the invitation is foolishness and appears to be collaboration with evil. Jesus’ instructions are actually profound resistance. Turning force into a choice is a refusal to accept the rules of dominion through acts of generosity. What would it look like to not participate in our enemies’ aggression? What would it look like to drop food and medicine instead of bombs? The Jesus way is non-cooperation with harm in all its forms by choosing to give, just as God first gave to us.
The songs are “How Firm a Foundation” and “Christ is Our Cornerstone.” The sermon, service and this week’s tweets reference Ramirez, Bruggemann, Essex, Cousar, and Boulton.
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