Love your enemies

Matthew V,43-48: ... Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect
... I'm still working on this one.
Every once in a while I get a taste of this one when I think of the arguments Seth & I have over politics, truth & some points of philosophy, religion etc.  The juices flow & the words upset me in both directions. I can still look inside myself & know for sure that I still love Seth for who he is & as a friend of duration.
I think most of the juice is about a feeling of hurt at having my arguments ignored or never mentioned in the face of an onslaught of partisan talking-points. I'm sure he has the same feelings.  These will work themselves out in due course & in the right time.


  1. love enemies