Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, WHY? (293)
A human being has the capacity to do all sorts of atrocities in the course of survival.
A human being also has the capacity to show all sorts of empathy and sacrifice to equally thrive as a species.
The first reflects a ME generation the second reflects an US generation.
There is nothing new under the sun and when Jesus says “Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you”, He challenges humanity to be an US generation.
There is something beautiful about a human being who loves the unlovable, who has compassion on the bully. This type of human transcends basic instinct and seeks a higher meaning for life.
Jesus goes on to say, ~ “It’s easy to love those who love you, even barbarians can do that”
For me to love the unlovable or to have empathy for the bully, I need to be connected to the one who sees all. By developing a strong prayer life, my heart sees everything in a new light and not just my basic instinct.
Jesus isn’t encouraging permissiveness, he is stirring us to see humanity through God’s eyes which takes away fear, intimidation and retribution.
We are free from becoming judge and jury over every miner offence and we are free to exercise justice accordingly.
Loving our enemy doesn’t give our power away, it gives us our power back.
Doing good to the bully doesn’t endorse the bully, it frees us from their emotional grip of fear and allows us to think clearly.
Jesus introduces a greater way of living rather than reducing all of life to basic instinct of payback.
I pray you have an awesome day and you discover love and prayer for the wealth of your soul.