Enemy-love

jroberts's picture

How do y'all interpret Christ's exhortation to love your enemies?

Maria Smith's picture

love

Dear apbrechlin:

Romans 12: 9-20 is excellent but just to quote a bit:

Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection, anticipate one another in showing honor. .....
Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse them.....
If your enemy is hungry, feed him, if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head. Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.

Some strong words and very hard to do. Christ always turned the other cheek.

The beatitudes also mean alot to me - especially to those who are suffering. Anytime I feel that I am going through a hard time, I always think of them and it brings me comfort.

Blessings to you.

Yours in Christ,
Maria

Yours in Christ,
Maria 玛丽亚
CCEL Hostess




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