When you are falsely accused

A jury trial taught him to love his enemies.

"Love your enemies . Bless those who curse you. Do good to those who hate you. Pray for those who despitefully use you." That's what Jesus asked of us, according to Matthew's Gospel (chapter 5). These may be divine rules, but it's not always easy to follow them when you're attacked aggressively. These admonitions recently put me to the test.

As a result of a very minor traffic accident three years ago, I was sued and taken to court. There had been no damage to either vehicle, and I thought my sincere apology would suffice.

But a year later, I was notified that the driver of the other car was claiming serious injury and asking for a huge amount of money. It was a sum large enough to bankrupt most people, including me. I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

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I finally knew my REAL dad
December 16, 2002

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