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‘…but I tell you, love your enemies…’ – matthew 5:44
imagine how different our world would be if self-professing christians put just this one teaching into practice. war would be unthinkable – it’s hard to justify killing another person when you truly love them, even to protect what’s ‘yours’. on a more personal level, we too often bring death, rather than life, with our words – to those we love, and especially our so-called enemies.
yet when we choose to be grounded in compassion and love, we bring heaven to earth.
practice speaking only kindness – not just to others, but even about them. may we seek to see and celebrate the beauty of the divine image in every person we come in contact with today.
i’d love to hear from my readers the stories that come as a result of this action. if you’d like, feel free to share it with the rest of us in the comment section.