Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

Year B - Pentecost +18 or Energy to Witness 18
September 27, 2015

Some have said we are defined by our enemies.

Are we so consumed by our fight or flight response to perceived enemies that we cannot determine whether they are (Esther) or are not (Mark) enemies? We accuse (Mark) and avoid (Esther) as long as ever we can. 

We are greatly aided by someone who will call us to account. Telling us to back off (Mark) or be bold (Esther). Knowing when to hold enemies accountable (Esther) and when to join forces with them (Mark) is a sign of wisdom.

So what have you been doing with your enemy? Hang them high? Rejoice in whatever good work they actually do? (Now, be generous in this.)

How’s that working for you? Time to try the other model or keep on some more?

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