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As part of my plan to better myself, I try to be disciplined in my bible reading.  Today....it was Luke, Chapter 6.  Here's the quote for the week...

 20Looking at his disciples, he said:
   "Blessed are you who are poor,
      for yours is the kingdom of God.
 21Blessed are you who hunger now,
      for you will be satisfied.
   Blessed are you who weep now,
      for you will laugh.
 22Blessed are you when men hate you,
      when they exclude you and insult you
      and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.

 23"Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
 24"But woe to you who are rich,
      for you have already received your comfort.
 25Woe to you who are well fed now,
      for you will go hungry.
   Woe to you who laugh now,
      for you will mourn and weep.
 26Woe to you when all men speak well of you,
      for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.

Love for Enemies

 27"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.

 32"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. 35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful

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Rainmaker
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Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Medford, OR
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Isn't that the Beatitudes?  Jesus knew what he was talking about!

Oct 26, 2009 11:35 PM #1
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Anne Marie Malf
Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals - Yardley, PA
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Larry - wow, thank you for sharing this - funny my husband and I just had a conversation last night about being more focused on reading the bible - something we have both vowed to increase and I love this passage.  I try very hard to focus on caring about and praying for others who mistreat me or at least I feel they have - not always easy to do but something I am focused on.  Thank you for sharing these words and for the great reminder of what I need to do :)  ~ Anne Marie

Oct 27, 2009 08:01 AM #2
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Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
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Melinda...you're so right.  Home run there.

Anne Marie....go for it.  I'm trying to ratchet it up a bit as well.  Thanks for the encouragement.  Go get it done yourself as well.

Oct 27, 2009 09:26 AM #3
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Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

And look at that............ 250 AR points for cutting and pasting scripture....

This almost does not even to be elaborated on... the whole passage
explains itself... not bad, Larry..........

WHODA thought??

=-)

Oct 27, 2009 01:10 PM #4
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Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes

Laqrry

This was the perfect pasture for my day today. I wanted to be angry with someone who wronged me but I will remember this before I do. Hey ....you made a difference.

Oct 27, 2009 07:50 PM #5
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Larry Bettag
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Alexander.....let me clarify....225 points.  However, I must say that I have only done this once or twice ever.... So I'm due!  

Treay....dude, you made my day.  I'm glad to have some sort of positive influence in other's life at some point.  Thanks buddy!  I appreciate it.

Oct 27, 2009 10:32 PM #6
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
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Larry, It is refreshing to see this here.  My husband is better at practicing some of it than I am.  We are studying Psalms 23-25 in our bible study class now... there is more to it than meets the eye.  Thanks for posting these verses! Have a great week! :o)

Oct 27, 2009 10:40 PM #7
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
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Great scriptures!  Thanks for sharing! 

Oct 28, 2009 06:09 AM #8
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Larry Bettag
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Shirley....it is cool....I need to go do some more reading right now.

Norma...any time.

Oct 28, 2009 11:01 PM #9
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Alexander Harb
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Larry............ remember.... I did NOT ding your post and zap it out of, "Christianity and Real Estate"..... you DID see the smilie face at the end of the comment, right?

I was not upset at all..... and yes.... you were prob due for an easy post.... we all need them from time to time....

Keep it up, bro.............

=-)

Oct 29, 2009 10:06 AM #10
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Thanks A...I appreciate it!

Oct 30, 2009 03:46 PM #11
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