10 once you were not a people but now you are God's; once you had not received mercy but now you have it.
11 beloved I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh which wage war against your soul
12 keep your conduct among the gentiles honorable so that when they speak against you as evildoers they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.
Matt: 10, 34-39...
tornandnail, it is not easy to understand the bible if you speak yourself from your helplessness, from a state of being not helped by people around you, Christians or not. we who are not helped try to see the negative side that make us even more helpless; for, those of us who can help run away with anger and ignorance and so they say that ignorance is a bliss. But are they detached from the other who have been brought in a state of helplessness for what, a benefit, a fruit out of Satan.
God's fruit, real Love is mutual, so Jesus speak: what you do to me you do to My Father and if not? and he says that he came to for openness, to help who is in trouble, in need and not to invent more and more trouble and thus render other more and more helplessness just to get benefit From Satan, or the fruit of anger that kills. To open up your selves to awareness and peace and Love and love and life you have to go through the me, the Love that jesus got as a source to connect with God to give and share life to others.
It is real bliss to have that Love. Jesus is right but who understand him from his own heart, one's heart as well as the source and not anger as turned to being not helped or those exploitors. God is the right source,open the eyes, folks or you will never see him, don't despair, ignore, cheat, lies, waste, and sacrifice to Satan for you will never see God. you will never understand and you never receive what changes hunger, fire, anger, into the fruit or work of our God. you will be destroyed by the pain that will not heal the body/soul/mind,
Jesus, came to me, Love to me for the one who needs it, so I learn to be open completely all the door but not just through a key hole I look at you and not from the top down or from far distance.
I worship Love, Lives and life and the way to it and the source and its bliss and satisfaction and peace. not good to run away from it...
So I can say that he who understand me understand Jesus and God for it is all from the same source...Love.