Bloody Nose

Last night I gave my oldest daughter a bloody nose.

Ok…here’s the whole story.

Due to the weather, the kids soccer practices were cancelled so we drove home and noticed that the line of weather was not affecting the soccer field near our house. So we decided to have our own practice.

Boys against girls.

Dallas, Isaiah and myself against Alexa and Sophia. The competition was fierce and I must admit the girls beat the boys, but not before I gave Alexa a pretty good shiner.

What happened is that we were battling over the ball at high speeds (at least for someone who is over the hill) and somehow my arm flew up and hit her square in the nose…

Ultimately she got the bleeding to stop and we were able to resume play.

At the end of the night, we were all friends and went home for some family time.

So what would happen if the situation had ended differently and we didn’t go home as friends? What if my actions caused Alexa to consider me an enemy or vice versa?

How are Christians supposed to treat our enemies?

There is not an easy answer to this question, but I know the Apostle Paul has a lot to say about how Christians are supposed to treat our enemies. This Sunday we will explore his thoughts from Romans 12:17-21. I hope to see you.