“Love your enemies”
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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