Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 19-FEB-2017 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Peter Russell – Length 22:51

Epiphany 7 – "Love your enemies" – Loving oneself is possible; loving neighbours can be difficult; but loving enemies? Enemies are those whom we fear and don't want to face up to, those who are not nice, who disrupt, disturb and distress. Hate, violence and toughness multiply themselves in a descending spiral of destruction, and only love can break the spriral into oblivion. Healing and freedom lie in a decision to forgive. We cannot forgive enemies in our own strength; but through the steadfast love and grace of God, we can do it.
Matthew 5: 38-48