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“Love your enemies”

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Came across the intriguing thoughts below, yesterday, in a post called Love Your Enemy: How to Really Win the War on Terror.

Love your enemies
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” — Jesus
“Do not resist an evil person, but if someone hits you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” — Jesus
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.” — James (citing the Old Testament book of Proverbs)
“Do not repay evil for evil or insult with insult, but with blessing” — Peter
“While we were still enemies, Christ died for us” — Paul

And then, this cheeky author goes so far as to ask what a foreign policy might look like if crafted by someone who thought Jesus was pretty smart. The implications of that almost take my breath away.

I hear so many voices arguing that the USA is—or was—a “Christian nation,” and must return to its roots.  But I wonder what that means.

Christ-like-ness?  LOL!  Not a chance.


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Written by Monte

April 12, 2007 at 11:38 am

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  1. Many thanks, therevr and Rick – good, thought-provoking (and encouraging!) comments! You made my day!

    Monte

    May 27, 2008 at 1:40 pm

  2. To my way of thinking it just doesn’t get any plainer than that. A ‘Jesus’ response raises us above our own self interest. Easy? Of course not. Worthwhile? Absolutely.

    Rick Reiley

    May 27, 2008 at 6:58 am

  3. Cheeky? Just readin’ the Bible here!

    Peace to you on this Memorial Day weekend.

    therevr

    May 25, 2008 at 12:01 pm


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