Enemies

Philippines
January 23, 2007 2:11pm CST
Can you do this? Why? "Love the enemies of you and pray for the ones who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44).
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13 responses
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Yes, I can do it. This is very difficult to do really. But we have to learn as it is the commandment of God. God is love and therefore, there should be no hatred. Our hearts should be pure and clean.
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
It's hard to forgive your enemies but I keep on praying to God to help me to love those people who persecuted me.Actually, I want to know the easiest way how to relieve the pain I feel now and in what way I can be happy whenever I think of it.
@whacks (774)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
It's very hard to do that. Loving enemies and praying for them? But it's God's command so I hope I would be able to learn sooner or later.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Loving my enemies and praying for them? It's so difficult. But since it is a commandment of God, I'd try to learn to love my enemies and pray for them and perhaps if my attitude is changed, I could already do this.
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
I feel and think it's very difficult to love our enemies and to pray for them. But it's really good if we can do it and so I try very hard to learn to love my enemies and pray for them.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes, I can and I do. Why? Because we all are children of God.
• United States
23 Jan 07
I have no enemies personally unless you mean the countries that mean us harm. When I pray I pray for everyone. Even the enemies of our country.
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@Jemina (5783)
28 Jan 07
It's easier said than done. I can only do that if I let the Holy Spirit take control of my will and God Almighty dwell in my heart. However, there are instances that I got victimized and instead of retaliating I pray for my 'predators' which I think is the most powerful weapon against them.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I cannot forgive my enemies or pray for those who persecute me in my own strength, but God changes me when I focus on Him and I can do all things through Him.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
26 Jan 07
It's hard to forgive a person who has made some wrong deeds to you. In my opinion if you manage to pray for an enemy, than you must be a saint.
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@NancyLobo (681)
• India
26 Jan 07
Yes I can do that as we are the temple of the Holy Spirit , Lord Jesus enables me to do that if I was not saved it would have been tough but now it is easy to do because Lord Jesus Christ has instructed us to do it. And I love to obey him.
@canioo (140)
• Sweden
23 Jan 07
as an ordinary human I cann't do that but when Jesus is in me I CAN
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@hadees (88)
• India
30 Jan 07
QURAN IS THE ONLY SCRIPTURE MAINTAINED IN ITS TRUE FORM ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND REST HAVE BEEN INTERPOLATED BY HUMANS. SO EVEN IF IT WAS MENTIONED IT WAS FOR TIME BOUND i.e DURING JESUS PERIOD ONLY. NOW THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED . COME TO QURAN THE TRUE PATH.
• India
30 Jan 07
I like your discussion.It is an interesting question.Answer is i can love my enemies.Till now i have no enemies.If you love your enimies,they also start loving you.