Monday, October 4, 2010

"Love your enemies"

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"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who hurt you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you."
Matthew 5:44

So...basically, it should be an incredible and royal privilege to be our enemy--to hate us should guarantee all kinds of blessings and heartfelt prayers!

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2 comments:

nothinghypothetical.com said...

I've often thought that I'd make a great enemy for someone--a sort of nemesis. I keep praying for people, but you'd be surprised how hard it is to get people to slap you on one cheek, let alone the other.

Anonymous God-blogger said...

That's true...but to the extent that each of us is his or her own enemy, we can offer compassion to that self-destructive part of the self!