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Let’s Remember

In light of the events in the last few days involving attacks on American diplomats in foreign countries (and the ensuing political conflict), let’s remember one thing: Our fight is not with flesh and blood. As Christians, our real enemy is not Libyans or Egyptians or Muslims or President Obama or Governor Romney. Our enemy is the one who infects our hearts with hatred and violence and seeks to distract us from the cross and divide us against one another by any means necessary. Let’s not play his game. Instead, let’s turn our attention to Jesus and bring him glory by abiding in him and obeying him. (Luke 6:27-36)

Peace,

Greg

Image by Steve Evans. Sourced via Flickr.

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