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

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Dear Jwmcmac- How I wish I

Dear Jwmcmac-

How I wish I could have just a bit of the understanding that you hold! It is a beautiful thing and a special grace that Our Lord has blessed you with.

I'm not a learned person but have great love for Our Lord, His church and mother. I, too, see the truths and the hardships and storms it has gone through- always rising above by the grace of God.

Calvin spoke very eloquently and good words of truth, which I know had its roots with the church he left. His church has also lasted quite a few hundred years as well. Although, I feel it is missing many important things - it is a good, strong people that it carries.

Ghandi spoke beautifully as well. These are gifts to help others live a better life. A life where we can treat each other as Christ would want us to. Even though the faiths are different, there is always a truth if what we are doing ends up in loving each other.

What do you make of people born into a faith that has never known anything else but this person loves, is truly charitable to others and lives a christ like life? The truth, Christ's truth, which is love, is planted in that person and they are living out a great commandment of Christ's, namely, to love one another.

I love with my whole being my Catholic faith but I love as well those who are not catholic.

Thank you for teaching me. I have learned so much from you and thank God for you.

Yours in Christ,

Yours in Christ,
Maria 玛丽亚
CCEL Hostess