In this way only we attain to what is not to say difficult but altogether against nature, to love those that hate us, render good for evil, and blessing for cursing, remembering that we are not to reflect on the wickedness of men, but look to the image of God in them, an image which, covering and obliterating their faults, should by its beauty and dignity allure us to love and embrace them.
-John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 3, Chapter 7, Section 6.
Last Sunday something horrible happened and people rose to help. In particular one restaurant chain that has been vilified for its founder’s stand on traditional marriage opened it’s doors on Sunday the day it is normally closed to give out food and drink to blood donors and officers that responded to the scene.
What is that restaurant’s name? Chik-fil-A <source>
This is Mryiam, she and her family were chased out by ISIS and the resettled in a refugee camp while there she was interviewed by a Christian television show pay attention to what she says:
This is a short post today but I hope that you can see the positive response that we as Christians are to have to those who hate us, as Calvin said:
“look to the image of God in them, an image which, covering and obliterating their faults, should by its beauty and dignity allure us to love and embrace them”