Getting Tired Of Playing Nice

Yesterday, the Gospel reading was one of the hardest ones for any committed American patriot and Christian to hear.  From Matthew Chapter 5: 38-48 (part of the Sermon on the Mount):

Jesus said to his disciples:
“You have heard that it was said,
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.
When someone strikes you on your right cheek,
turn the other one as well.
If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic,
hand over your cloak as well.
Should anyone press you into service for one mile,
go for two miles.
Give to the one who asks of you,
and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.

“You have heard that it was said,
You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your heavenly Father,
for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good,
and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have?
Do not the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brothers only,
what is unusual about that?
Do not the pagans do the same?
So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

As my pastor said, We do this because we are Christian.

In the current state of American affairs, this is one of the hardest messages to hear, to love your enemies.  Love the people subverting the culture.  Love the muslims who are trying to instill Sharia law into our form of government.  Love the people who use government for their own enrichment.  Love the tax cheats.  Love the people who lie to get entitlements at the public trough.  Love the shysters perpetuating the hoax that the earth is being so affected by our activity that for its survival we must give up our way of life.

What makes this so difficult at this time is that the other side doesn’t play nice.  The other side has no problem lying, cheating, calling names, backstabbing, and so forth.  And yet, we Christians turn the other cheek.

Because that is what Christ told us to do.

This is what makes being a Christian such a difficult road.

Our only defense is the truth.  Speak the truth and an enemy may spit in your eye, but nothing wrong occurred.

Yes, we Christian Americans are getting tired of this.  And it will never end.

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