All the early Christians gave all they had, money, resources, prayers and service to the poor and oppressed- they knew the secret.. this brought them the hidden treasure of joy, the treasure of perfection. The works of mercy reaps the indescribable joy that is borne in the heart and it could be ours!!!!!..Furthermore, all those that are your enemies must be in your heartfelt prayers…for this mirrors the example of the Heavenly Father..it is in that, that we can attain to be perfect for our Heavenly Father is perfect.
Heavenly Father, it is only thru your Holy Spirit that we can commit to doing the very difficult things that you want us to do- forgiving the unforgivable to show mercy to those who have hated us, to pray for the undeserving...It is in the free will of our decision to obey this that we can prove to You that we truly love You. Jesus said in His Word, "Be perfect for Your Heavenly Father is perfect"....executing Love in our actions brings us into the realm of Your Perfection.. Love is all.
Thank You Father...Son..and Holy Spirit...