Far Too often we have let our politicians and presidents decide who we should love and who we should hate. Far too often we have dismissed Jesus’ command to love our enemies (Matt 5:44) as unrealistic for “the real world”. Far too often we have told ourselves that there is no hope for peace in this world between “us” and “them”. But then…
Perhaps we ought to give Jesus’ words some more consideration!
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
– Jesus of Nazareth, Lord and Messiah; Matthew 5:38-42