When we follow the invitation of Jesus to love our enemies, we open our hearts to the possibility of our self-healing from prejudice and hate. This is Jesus’s message about all of us together as one body of Christ, regardless of who we are or where we live. Jesus leads us to unity and Love and empowers us to be His messengers, spreading His healing and Love to all we meet.
Following the teachings of Jesus, we become vulnerable to all those we meet. This may seem to be a challenge, but we are empowered with God’s Love that cannot be defeated by mortal egos and evil thoughts. We walk the path of Jesus free of the rules and regulations imposed on us by modern, mortal-centered religion. We are free to be God’s true disciples led by His nature and Love. We become messengers of the Good news for all.
As with the mortal man Jesus, we may not be beautiful, and we definitely are not of the privileged class. We are servants. God sends the Spirit to dwell within us, blessing us and all we share the good news with. We travel a bewildering path on this spiritual journey; but being led by God, we are safe and assured of our destination.
Personally, as a caregiver and spreader of the good news, I am the image of the old well-used tool, dented, a little rusty around the edges, worn beyond good looks, but still extremely useful to the master craftsman. That craftsman is God. And I am His trusted tool, led by the teachings of Jesus.
©Russell Kendall Carter