Hi everyone.  Here’s the sermon from last Sunday at SJUC, “Join The Resistance: Persist in Love rather than Retaliate in Hate”.  I missed a blog entry last week during snowmageddon, and for that I apologize.  Along with a 100 or so other folks at the Halifax Airport, I was rather taken with the Baroud’s arrival.  If you haven’t had the chance to read that story in The Laker, do check it out.  You can find it on our Facebook, or just google it. 




Matthew 5:38-48Common English Bible (CEB)

38 “You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.a] 39 But I say to you that you must not oppose those who want to hurt you. If people slap you on your right cheek, you must turn the left cheek to them as well. 40 When they wish to haul you to court and take your shirt, let them have your coat too. 41 When they force you to go one mile, go with them two. 42 Give to those who ask, and don’t refuse those who wish to borrow from you.

43 “You have heard that it was said, You must love your neighborb] and hate your enemy. 44 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you 45 so that you will be acting as children of your Father who is in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both the evil and the good and sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If