In Matthew 5:44 Jesus says “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Seriously, is it really possible to love someone who hurts or abuses you? And what does “love” look like in this kind of a situation? What would it take to actually follow this command? Our human hearts are limited in our ability to love. So how is this even possible? Only with the power of the Spirit!

Read "Sermon on the Mount: Love Your Enemies" from Pauline Steinmann or listen below

Paying back of injury, often vengefully, seems to be the most common human response. When Jesus says, “Do not resist an evil person”, what do we do with these words? When does this teaching actually apply? What are the ramifications of non-resistance? What are our choices? Our God is a generous and gracious God who invites us to live with mercy and compassion. How do we in our world today live the way Jesus taught us? Is it possible or even reasonable to live graciously and generously? Can we refocus our approach and look for new ways to respond?

Read "Retaliation - or Living Generously?" from Eileen Klaassen or listen below

 

I vividly recall being asked by the clerk whether I was prepared to solemnly swear to tell the whole truth. It felt for me, as a young and idealistic 17 year old, as if the ensuing pause was laden with meaning and significance. Adopting a posture of courage and resolve, I announced, “I affirm.”

The immediate response from court officials was unremarkable. The clerk looked a puzzled, and the judge gave little attention to declaration. “Ok then,” the judge stated, “let’s get started.” I began wondering, and still wonder, how our Mennonite tradition of taking Jesus’ words against swearing oaths actually fits within a practice of contemporary discipleship.  

Read "Sermon on the Mount: Should I Solemnly Swear?" from David Epp or listen below

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