Thinking on these things....

This past week, these words have been pressing into my heart and convicting me:

"Give to everyone who asks of you,
and whoever takes away what is yours,
do not demand it back.
Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.
If you love those who love you,
what credit is that to you?
For even sinners love those who love them.
If you do good to those who do good to you,
what credit is that to you?
For even sinners do the same.
If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive,
what credit is that to you?
Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.
But love your enemies,
and do good, and lend,
expecting nothing in return;
and your reward will be great,
and you will be sons of the Most High;
for he himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
Be merciful,
just as your Father is merciful."
Luke 6:30-36

The message here isn't easy and it isn't something we do naturally but it is what Jesus showed us to do. I want to follow Him in everything. I have so much progress to make in this area!