daily word - love enemies

Dale Cresap's picture

Do you love your neighbors and hate your enemies? This is the default human response, but my word teaches you to love your enemies. Who are your enemies? Those who hate you and persecute you and despitefully use you? How can you love them? By not returning or escalating their offensive behavior but by showing them thoughtful kindness and generosity. I use the illustrations of giving them food and drink, which are very basic yet concrete and necessary things. In doing this it says that you heap coals of fire on their heads. If you do this you may find that your ‘enemies’ are your neighbors after all.