Respond with Love

Respond with Love

Two women engage in a forigiving hug

But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.—Luke 6:27-28 (NIV)

Fighting fire with fire may work in forests, but it isn’t effective when it comes to relationships. Jesus taught that we should bless those who curse us, and return good for evil. It isn’t productive to respond to anger with anger, or hate with hate. As difficult as it may seem, Jesus promises peace to those who follow His instructions.

Today's Prayer:

Restrain me Lord, help me draw upon Your peace, and respond with love.

Adapted from 60 Days of Prayer, a new publication from Guideposts