Friday, June 4, 2010

Want Some Sugar for that Haterade?

"But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies ..."  Luke 6:27

Ouch.  I'm the first to admit that sometimes when I read that scripture I have to restrain myself from praying, Umm, Lord, are you sure that's what you meant to say?

I know I don't have to tell you that folks can be a challenge to get along with.  One of the most popular terms to explode in our cultural lexicon of late is 'hater,' and it's not without good reason.  There just seems to be a pervasive spirit of enmity, jealousy, and envy in the air wherever you look, and most times folks can't even give a good reason why they don't like somebody else!

As believers we're called to a higher standard.  It tastes sour going down, but it will come forth as sweet as honey where it really counts -- in the scheme of eternity.

So instead of one, make that two lumps of sugar in that cup of haterade ... regardless of whether you're the one making it or drinking it. ;-)

Weigh in.  Are you a lover or a hater?