Loving our enemies can sometimes feel like an idealistic a notion as instantaneous world peace, but Jesus showed us that caring even for those who persecute you is a real, actionable mandate that we can carry out by following Jesus’ example. Peace isn’t just a far-off fantasy. Jesus wept over Jerusalem because the people following him misunderstood his message to be about peace in Heaven instead of on Earth. We call Jesus the Prince of peace, but do we really believe and live like peace is possible in our world to day?
To read Pastor Mary’s message, based on Luke 19: 37-44, click here.
Today’s special offering went to UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief.