Even though it Hurts

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Today's reading: Luke 9:51-56

When someone wrongs me, my gut reaction is for justice--to make things right, to get even. That's what we see here with the disciples. They want to bring down the hammer on the Samaritans because they refused to receive Jesus as he came through on his way to Jerusalem. But even as disappointing and hurtful as being rejected by the Samaritans was, Jesus does not condone James' and John's asking to destroy the village.

What example does Jesus provide for us about responding to those who hurt us?

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Walk away.

Jesus backed up his teachings with actions. He didn't just say that people should turn the other cheek; He did so Himself.

Let Jesus take care of it and pray for those who hurt you.

He is the greatest example of forgiving and forgetting. Walk away, don't get even and pray for them.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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