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“Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” I am sure most of you would say, what an impossible task, Jesus is asking something that we are incapable of accomplishing or is he?
Would an all loving God ask something that his creation is not capable of being? Would a father asked their child something that he knows the child cannot do? Or would that father knowing his child, loving his child, put in front of the child a task that would make that child be all that he knows the child capable of being, of doing?
Our Father through his son Jesus Christ is calling all of us to live up to our potential, to be true to ourselves by being true to others. There is a reason why we feel the way we do when we are filled with hate, filled with anger; it is because it is not what we are, who we are. We are children of the Most High God, a God of true, complete and perfect love.
Sit quietly for a moment; is there hate in your heart? Is there anger in your heart? Jesus tells us that peace cannot come from this state of mind; your heart must be free of these things in order to be what it was meant to be, what you were meant to be, an instrument of love.
If you long for peace of mind, you must first have peace of heart and it will only come from love. Be still and know that your Father loves you.
May the peace of Christ be in you,
Thank you Lord Jesus, Come Holy Spirit