A Case for Kindness-Letting the Bad Bring the Good

August 24, 2019

“God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.

God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way.”

Facing opposition, suffering persecution and unfair accusations, and being misrepresented is difficult. These experiences can cause you to react in kind or drive us deeper into God’s kingdom. Loving enemies and doing good to those who do us harm is incarnational loving and makes the world a kinder place. To creatively look for ways to redeem bad and let it usher in good puts us in good company with Jesus and the prophets.  God is able to make all things work for the good.