God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Love, Do Good, Bless, Pray

After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. 3When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and heal his slave. 4When they came to Jesus, they appealed to him earnestly, saying, ‘He is worthy of having you do this for him, 5for he loves our people, and it is he who built our synagogue for us.’ 6And Jesus went with them, but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to say to him, ‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; 7therefore I did not presume to come to you. But only speak the word, and let my servant be healed. 8For I also am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, “Go”, and he goes, and to another, “Come”, and he comes, and to my slave, “Do this”, and the slave does it.’ 9When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, he said, ‘I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.’ 10When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health. Luke 7:1-10
will you love
will you do good
will you bless
will you pray

how do we decide who to help
what if the people are those we don't want to help
what if the people are despised
what if the people are our enemies
what if the people are our oppressors

will you love
will you do good
will you bless
will you pray

Jesus is approached by a centurion
a soldier
a high ranking member of the occupying force
the enemy
this man uses his power to get Jewish elders to ask for help

will you love
will you do good
will you bless
will you pray

what would you do
Jesus just preached
love your enemies
do good to those who hate you
bless those who curse you
pray for those who abuse you

will you love
will you do good
will you bless
will you pray

so what can you do
here your words are a real live example
here your words have come to life
here is an enemy in need

will you love
will you do good
will you bless
will you pray

Jesus doesn't just speak
Jesus acts
Jesus believes what he preaches
Jesus heals the slave of the centurion
Jesus heals the boy of the enemy
Jesus heals one of the oppressed

will you love
will you do good
will you bless
will you pray

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