A monthly column by the Emmanuel Community: 46 Rosalino Street, Woodbrook.Tel:628-1064;firstname.lastname@example.org
When our sense of right and wrong is threatened or attacked, we want to take defensive action. We want, like the followers of Jesus when He was being taken from the Garden of Gethsemane, to draw our sword and cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant.
But Jesus would have none of this response. He would not be found guilty of double-speak. He had been teaching: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,” so He touched the servant’s ear and healed him. He shows love and mercy to the enemy.