One of the hardest things to do as a Christian is to love as Christ calls us to love. We dally round with “forgiving but not forgetting”, or “loving, but not allowing ourselves to be victims again.” The reading for today is a sort of wake-up call in this respect. The real truth behind love and forgiveness between followers of Christ and the word, is that God wants the same for as he does everyone else. He wants all people in relationship with him, not just us. He wants us, as his people of this world, to realize not be so self-absorbed, to know the “others” as desired by God as well. This week we focus on the truth that when we encounter Jesus, we see with God’s eyes, love with God’s love, forgive and take chances with people as God does with us.