Sunday, 24 August 2014
Loving Our Enemies.
When we first encounter Jesus' commandment to love our enemies we are at once mystified and enchanted.
Albeit that no reason is given.
A possible reason is that God does not adjudicate.
He does not declare winners and losers.
All are equally loved no matter of innocence or guilt.
This may offend our sense of natural justice.
But God does not judge by our earthly standards.
All are forgiven.
All get a second chance.
And what makes us think we are better than others in any case.
If we are forgiven our errors.
So will others be forgiven.
So, rather than trying to win, we should extend the hand of friendship and love to our enemies.
Then we will be like God.
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