Saturday, August 4, 2012

Loving Your Enemies: Chick-fil-A Feeds Protesting "Gay Marriage" Activists

Everyone,

Many of you have heard about "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" in which
millions of Americans came out on August 1st to support the company and free
speech by purchasing delicious meals. The day was a success beyond anyone's
wildest dreams:

http://www.citizenlink.com/2012/08/01/stoplight-freedom-chicken/

However, what amazed was the story I read yesterday of how Chick-fil-A
restaurants gave hot meals and cool water to a small band of activists who
protest the company's defense of traditional marriage:

http://twitchy.com/2012/08/02/hateful-day-of-intolerance-chick-fil-a-restaur
ants-across-nation-provide-water-for-protesters/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_me
dium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


It would have very easy for the restaurant staff to mock the tiny size of
the protests or ignore them completely. Instead, they showed genuine
Christ-like love and compassion. What a witness!

Chick'fil-A's actions remind me of Matthew 5:43-48:

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor[a] and hate your
enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute
you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to
rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the
unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are
not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own
people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be
perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."

God bless

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