We are often filled with silent fears, burning guilt and heavy sorrow. We can feel that we are without hope and imagine that God is absent from our lives. We believe that God has forgotten about us. When sorrow burdens our hearts, worries pester our minds, and the world simply scoffs – where in the world is God? Our series this Epiphany season will show our God exactly where he is, and where he is found.
It is natural for us to love those who love us and hate those who are our enemies. In a world of messed-up love, Jesus reminds us that when our hearts are warmed by His divine and forgiving love for us, then we can share that same love with others. We can love the unlovable and have compassion on those who curse us.