Tuesday, September 1, 2015

1 Thessalonians 2-4

(August 9, 2015)
                It is a hard truth to accept, but a truth nonetheless, that it is impossible to despise anyone (even someone whose unrighteousness seemingly goes beyond the pale and even when that unrighteousness is directed towards you and even when you are hurt desperately by that unrighteousness) without sinning.  We may never despise anyone without likewise despising God, because God created the one we despise, loves the one we despise, and the Atonement was performed to save the one we despise.

                By despising our enemy, we inevitably deny the Atonement.

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