So many are hurting in the church today. Some are carrying burdens that are not theirs to carry. We are called to come to the cross of Jesus and leave our burdens there. Before I became a follower of Jesus, I was defined by my sin, my addictions, my brokenness, but when I met Jesus, He took those things from me. Now, I am defined by who HE is and no longer my sin. In this passage of Scripture, Jesus is calling us to forgive those who mistreat us, do good to those who hurt us, and pray for those who abuse us. Remember, you are not responsible for how people treat you, but you are responsible for how you respond. Don’t give anyone the authority in your life that belongs to Jesus.