St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Friday, August 29, 2014
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Why Can't I?

has a special place in the growth of St. Mark's because for two years we were challenged each week with a new ending to the question, "Why can't I?" For example, one week we were asked,

Why can't I love my enemies?

Along with each question, we were given a thought-provoking bible verse:
 
     Instead, "If your enemies are hungry, feed them.
       If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
     In doing this, you will heap
       burning coals of shame on their heads. 
 
        Romans 12:20 NLT 
 
 In other words, he will feel ashamed of himself for what he has done to you.
                                                                   
  
The question was then restated as a possibility. 
 
With God's help, I can love my enemies! 
 
 
Last of all, we were given tools for change.

Tools:

I can ask God to soften my heart.
I can pray daily for them.
I can sow seeds of Christianity in their paths.
I can be Christ-like in my actions toward them.
I can find the positive, not the negative in my relationships with them.
 

One wall in the center of our main church building continues to ask, "Why can't I...?"