Love your enemies, he said. Pray for those who spitefully use you. Turn the other cheek, and if they take something from you, go further and be generous to them.
Jesus is different. He expects us to consider our lives, the weight of them, the value of them, and then to follow Him where He leads. Most times that leads somewhere that begins, persists, and ends in prayer.
Be it by a hospital bed during a loved one's final hours, staying up late hoping their child is making good decisions, standing in church with your own head bowed, thanking God for bountiful blessings, or agonizing over gut-wrenching news,
the full-time job of the Christian is prayer. The woman who wiped Jesus' feet with her hair wept much and saw her own deep need to be healed/reconciled. She was, with tears and groans, asking (praying) Jesus to take her in - to forgive her. She was forgiven much because she loved much. We must do the same.
This forgiveness - this depth of love - that drives us to our knees in anguish is the same power that strengthens us as we reach out to others - to cry with them or to sing with them.
To genuinely pray is to truly love.
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