"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Love of Enemies

        The Beatitudes Jesus proclaimed in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew include this one: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." It follows that if we are to make peace, we must pray for the conversion of our enemies, not their destruction. Indeed, later Jesus did teach, "Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you."

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