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Comments by Alexandra - 3 Sep 2006
In Reference to: 29 August 1993 - HOW STRONG AND HOW PURE IS OUR LOVE?
This sermon is something I have been struggling with for ages and ages! Because I DO abhor the evil, but at the same time I do not wish to hate the evil doer. I completely ABHOR their evil acts, do NOT which to coexist with it or ‘approve’ of it, but DO wish to live my live in peace …
These seem like SUCH contradictions, things I struggle to put into practice … when am I protecting myself and when am I being selfish …. It has not always been clear to me. But as they say, practise makes perfect, and I am hopefully getting better and better at it … I tend to err more on the ‘loving others’ side of things, giving them what they want, even if it’s to my own detriment. I have now hopefully learned to listen to my inner voice and to be better at saying ‘NO’.
The defining mistake I made is trying to love other’s first before loving God. Loving God means doing His will first and foremost, if other’s ask me to do something that’s against the will of God, I should express my abhorrence for their request AND insist 100% completely on a ‘NO’. EVEN if it causes strife and war between us …
Abhor what is evil …. Cling to what is good ….
Love in Christ,
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