We often hear the phrase, “I don’t get mad, I get even.” Jesus has other ideas for how we deal with our anger, our hurt, our pain. “Love your enemies. Pray for those who persecute you!” is what he says (Matthew 5.44).
This message, which was preached at an outdoor courtyard service (thus the sounds of airplanes and my comment toward one at one point!) at St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church, Toronto, is based on Matthew 5.43-48 and can be listened to by clicking this link.