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Do you have enemies?
November 14, 2008, 9:24 am
Filed under: Some food for today | Tags: , , ,

I was reading this book which talked about loving your enemies after all Jesus did say “Love your enemies”. It got me thinking do I really have any enemies? How would you define enemies? Is it those people who rub you the wrong way, who you can’t stand, who think differently to you, who pay you out? I mean the list could go on but implicit in Jesus command is the fact that everyone has enemies. Either way I found this quote very helpful and humbling.

“Through the medium of prayer we go to our enemy, stand by his side, an plead for him to God. Jesus does not promise that when we bless our enemies and do good to them they will not despitefully use and persecute us. They certainly will. But not even that can hurt or overcome us, so long as we pray for them… We are doing vicariously for them what they cannot do for themselves.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

So what do I get from this? I need to pray more for my ‘enemies’ and trust that whatever happens its in God’s perfect will.

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