Love Anyway. It Comes Back.

So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in Godʼs hands, but no man knows whether love or hate awaits him. All share a common destiny – the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not.

As it is with the good man,
so with the sinner;
as it is with those who take oaths,
so with those who are afraid to take them. ~ Ecclesiastes 9:1-2, NIV

No man knows whether love or hate awaits?
Hey, did he never try loving somebody
who hates him?
Yeah. Tough to do. But worth it?
You betcha.
Love your enemy because it drives him crazy.
Nope. Just do it.
Be good for nothing.
Love your enemy.
Pray for who persecutes you.
Be the child of your Father in heaven.
Did Jesus really mean that stuff?

God, forgive me
AS I have already forgiven people
who hurt me.
Help me to be freed from resentment and hate.

A Time for Verse
Rollins, Barbara B.. A Time for Verse – Poetic Ponderings on Ecclesiastes . Eagle Wings Press imprint of Silver Boomer Books. Kindle Edition.