In today's Gospel from Luke 19, Jesus mentioned the enemies of Jerusalem that would destroy the city in the coming days. I started thinking about enemies. There are people who don't like us because we hold different political views. There are others who still owe us money they borrowed from us. Some say nasty things about us. Are they and similar other examples our enemies? I don't think so. In a way, they are blessings from God to test us to see how Christian we are. Of course, we must still love them.
The real enemies are those who cause us to sin or lure us away from God, thus endangering our souls. We should love them too, but must fight them at the same time.