16 May Love Those Who Condemn (Acts 16:31) by Scott Casmer
And they said, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus and you and your household will be saved.’ ~ Acts 16:31
Reflection: Paul and Silas are cited for “disturbing our city” and “advocating customs that are not lawful for us Romans to adopt or practice.” Paul had invoked the name of Jesus to exorcise a spirit from a slave who was being unjustly used by her owners for profit. The public condemned them and had them jailed. Upon being freed, Paul and Silas did not seek revenge on the jailer, but instead shared their faith and baptized his whole family. This passage has analogies to those engaged in the Pro-Life movement who are condemned for showing Jesus’ love for all human life. Our “REMEMBER The Unborn – Jer 1:5” message is not welcomed by those who work to uphold the misguided laws that allow for the destruction of human life. Thankfully, the Holy Spirit allows us to love those who condemn us.
Challenge: Identify those in your life who would benefit from understanding the sanctity of life. Pray for their conversion and for an opportunity to discuss life issues.
Pray LIFE Runners Creed to End Abortion. Add Prayers.
Inspiration: “We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.” ~ St. Teresa of Avila
All In Christ for Pro-Life!
* Scott Casmer was part of the original fellowship group that led to the formation of the LIFE Runners in 2008. He is on the LIFE Runners board of directors. Scott lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two daughters.