Friday, March 7, 2008

Turning foes into forgiven friends


Used to be the smiter came
Struck my cheek and I cursed his name
Used to be my fist was drawn
My heart was stone and its mercy gone

I was wrong to breathe
Any words but these
Peace and mercy
Invade every soul that hurts me, I pray
Peace and mercy
Invade every soul that hurts me
Love my enemy
Love my enemy 
Like You loved me

Used to be I rolled the dice
Held the spear and broke your side
Water, blood, and mercy ran
Turning foes to forgiven friends

I'd be wrong to give
Any less than this

Peace and mercy
Invade every soul that hurts me, I pray
Peace and mercy
Invade every soul that hurts me I pray
Love my enemy
Change my enemy
Forgive my enemy Love my enemy
Like You loved me
-Shaun Groves
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You know what I think the hardest part of being a Christian is?

It's the fact that we're still human.
It takes a lot of work being a Christian... a lot of hard work that sometimes...
Frankly...
We don't want to do...
Sometimes forgiveness, 
The very thing that Jesus is about,
Is what is hardest thing for us
Because we're STILL human

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"Isn't it interesting that when we get hurt, 
we pray for justice,
but when we hurt someone else,
we pray for mercy"
-Mike Glenn

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