February 19, 2011 by bobet888
But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father…
Can I ever learn to love those who had done some damages in my life? If this kind of love we have to offer our enemies is patterned to our human definition and standards, it is really difficult to do, bordering on impossibility. But I think Jesus is simply warning us to never ever give in to the most dangerous feeling of all – HATE – the opposite of love.
Hate is a mighty strong emotion. This mental venom can pollute your spirit, poison your soul and seep into all of the relationships that surround you. Anyone who has found themselves wrapped up in the arms of hate knows how damaging and mind- consuming it can become. Even the word carries power, particularly if it comes from a friend, a family member or a child. – John H. Sklare ( Read full article )
…let us not allow hatred to eat us up. Let us not permit anger, envy, jealousy, and prejudice destroy us. When we harbor grudges against someone, we suffer, not him. When we envy and are jealous, we look foolish like the scribes and Pharisees. When we hate, we die. We were not created to hate, to be angry, to envy, to be jealous, or to be prejudice against someone. We were created to love. – Fr. Bobby Titco