Awake at 3:15 in the morning again. My dog, Buddy, and I have getting out of the bed quietly down to a fine art. We don't want to wake my husband. I wouldn't want anyone else to be awakened at this early hour, even my worst enemy, much less my husband, whom I actually like … Continue reading In Dawn’s Early Light–NaPoWriMo for Monday
I'm catching up with my weekend poems for the poem a day project through NaPoWriMo for the month of April, so please bear with me as this is the second poem of mine to be posted today! I have, through the years, tended to prefer free verse and haiku as my poetry writing style, but … Continue reading Sunday Poem, NaPoWriMo
Ok, so, it seems I took the weekend off from writing poems, but they were brewing in my noggin. I just didn't seem to have the wherewithal to get them written and posted. Here is the one for Saturday: Near Covered Moon Up long before dawn, my husband and I, drinking my coffee, and praying. … Continue reading Saturday Poem–NaPoWriMo
Wow! Such a good and thoughtful post on how we Christians should be with regard to loving one another, whomever that “another” is!
In Jesus’ time, the nation of Israel was under Roman rule. The Israelites were allowed to live there and practice their faith for the most part, but they had to pay taxes to Caesar and obey the Roman laws.
To the Israelites, the Romans were evil and ungodly. They had no place ruling over God’s chosen people in God’s chosen nation. That land had been promised to Moses and his descendants when God brought them out of Egypt. Their very presence in the land was blasphemous.
One of the Roman laws stated that any man could be required to drop what he was doing and carry a Roman soldier’s equipment for him for up to a mile. In the sermon on the mount, with his followers gathered around him, Jesus referenced that law and told his followers what they should do in that case:
“If anyone forces you to go…
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