Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Love Your Enemy

One of my friends posted this picture in Facebook and I was drawn to it.  The first thing that caught my attention was the image, two animals known to be enemies since time immemorial in an obvious demonstration of affection.  So cute!

Got this picture from the Jesus Daily Facebook Page
There's a Bible verse that comes to mind about loving one's enemies.  Matthew 5:44 says "But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you."  Easier said than done.  Isn't it that there's also a saying that says "Keep your enemies closer"?  

Who is our enemy?  He could be someone who has hurt us and definitely doesn't deserve our love.  It is just against our human nature to show our best element to somebody who has hurt us in the past.  But as Christians, we were taught that forgiveness is the first step to healing.  We have to forgive first before we can have complete healing.  Isn't it that it feels good when we are in speaking terms again with that someone who has caused us pain?

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