Just a reminder about Christian obligation

Posted: February 28, 2011 by datechguy in catholic

You know we laugh a lot at Charlie Sheen, we tease Andrew Sullivan and we go after Charles Johnson a lot here.

We’ve also been hard on the unions and the left lately for their actions at protests. They have earned that commentary and we should not be shy about calling them out.

But remember, however much we disagree or disapprove or even if they insult us or mistreat our friends it doesn’t change our obligation to pray for them, in fact it makes it a bigger imperative. Remember the rules:

For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit (is) that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount. But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Luke 6:32-35

This is not an optional doctrine. This is incumbent on every Christian, directly commanded by Christ and is ignored at our peril.

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