The Shepherd’s Vigil 07/19/2017

A Weekly Message from Rev. Rafe Vigil, Senior Pastor


“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses” Prov. 10:12

I think it is a lot of work to carry a grudge.  It takes a lot of energy to carry a hate, dislike for someone.  There are certainly times when we are hurt by others or when people have taken advantage of us.  But when we hold on to the negative emotion it only huts us.  Hate can only bring us down and cause more trouble.   It is like an acid that eats away our soul.

Love covers everything.  It lets us deal with each relationship, each situation with peace.  Love truly does cover everything.  Love actually makes life easier and more balanced.

We were made for love because God is love and we were made in the image of God.  For us to hate is to swim upstream in life and it is exhausting.  Love eases the struggles of this world.