Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Love your enemies

But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. — Matthew 5:44- 45 (NIV)

President Lincoln was once taken to task for his attitude toward his enemies. "why do you try to make friends of them?" asked an associate. "You should try and destroy them."

"Am I not destroying my enemies," Lincoln replied gently, "when I make them my friends?

These Christians love each other even before they are acquainted. —Saint Celsus

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