Loving Those Who Hate Us

(in)courage | 1/11/2018 | Bev @ Walking Well With God
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Our heads bowed, our eyes closed. One final prayer and then the singing school our family attends each summer would come to an end.

But I was startled by the minister’s words. After all, I’d never heard the phrase “hate my guts” used in prayer, much less in one at such a large, public assembly.

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“Lord help me to love those who hate me, who hate my guts.”

Are there people who hate me? Who hate my guts?

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I would be naive to think otherwise. Make the wrong comment or express the wrong opinion on Facebook if you have any doubt that “haters gonna hate.”

The preacher’s words may have taken me off guard at the time, but they stuck with me and I’ve pondered them for months.

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There’s no whining or putting the blame on someone else, no “I’m a decent person so why do people hate me?” And he didn’t ask for help simply to keep himself from hating people who hate him in return, because let’s face it, that’s easy to do....
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