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The back peddling begins… begins to show us all
the mentality of deception, of despair to knowledge
one viewed as the only competition over the pledge
made to a: country, people and a nation (the US)…
to act in ‘Our Best Interests’ and not to settle for less,
not to disrespect the office of the Presidency, or the
citizens represented, or those you’d second guess.
We don’t need fantasy or (as I heard it put) ‘a Mickey Mouse philosophy’ about ISIL, ISIS or the religion behind the curtain here. If there was ever a time the US needed ‘a firm understanding’ of how pervasive and deceptive a religion can be… it is today. It is not fantasy… the faculty or activity of imagining things, real or perceived, however improbable or impossible they might seem. To imagine a worse case scenario, even worse than we have already seen, with: beheadings, women being given as gifts, countries over taken and an empire (attempting) to be built from it.
It is also not difficult to love but to love those desiring to: hurt, harm or injure you or your way of life… this is the difficult part. This is what we are told to do by Jesus Himself. His loves reaches out to those who might think they are right in doing the harm they have caused and would cause… by their own hand. The God of love is bigger than the concept ‘a mind may hold on to’; which is where people change first- the mind. What we think can change to belief, and what we’d believe shall lead to our heart… and when you put your heart into what you do is when your belief is infused with the actions you take and the choices you make- becoming of love or its opposite.
How hard is it to do the right thing… and harder still, to do the right thing for the right reason- for it would be easy to do what is thought to be right even if it is wrong!
32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
[The abstract below is from this link, listed under ‘compare,’ and found by clicking through ‘Matthew Henry Commentary.’]
These are hard lessons to flesh and blood. But if we are thoroughly grounded in the faith of Christ’s love, this will make his commands easy to us. Every one that comes to him for washing in his blood, and knows the greatness of the mercy and the love there is in him, can say, in truth and sincerity, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? Let us then aim to be merciful, even according to the mercy of our heavenly Father to us.