Thursday, April 8, 2010
Sometimes the things that Jesus teaches are just so "out there" aren't they? I mean, following Him is like swimming upstream: doing things His way goes SO against our natural inclination. Take Julius Malema. (Not that anyone wants to. Hehe) No, seriously. It is evident that he hates white people. He makes no secret of it. His ranting is deeply damaging the years of goodwill and hard work done by so many people of all races in this country. His inability to think logically means noone can reason with him . He is like a runaway train and it seems the ANC lacks either the will or the power to stop him. Or both. I have been ranting about him with most of the rest of SA. Enter the disquieting Word to remind me of His take on things: "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbour' and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven . . " Seriously, Jesus? Yes. Did He not do just that? "Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." He died for Julius Malema also. Noone said being a Christ-follower was easy.