Loving Our Enemies

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures


Loving Our Enemies

Many people in your neighborhood have known you for years. You have fought your great battles before their eyes. Many admire you and even your enemies speak of you with respect. I am pleased to hear that. (Mary) (November 19, 1962)

Today’s Readings: But rather, love your enemies and do good to them,
and lend expecting nothing back;
then your reward will be great
and you will be children of the Most High,
for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. (Luke 6)

Prayer Meditation- Today we have one of those hard teachings Lord, one that always sounds good in theory until it applies to a situation in our life. And our enemies are typically not surrounding armies as in the first reading today (1 Samuel 26) with King Saul and David where David showed mercy and respect but they are our family, our friends,  and our co-workers. The people we love the most and we feel should love us! Why did he say that, why did she do that, how could they- these are all the questions and little wounds we deal with every day. And yet You ask us to love and to do good- to not expect anything back because You Yourself show us mercy every day in our ingratitude and our sins. And You ask us to be merciful just as You are merciful. And all of this is hard, a great battle,  but our reward will be great because we are Your Children. So let us not put our trust in people (Psalm 118:8) but put our trust in You as You show us how to love all in our path with Your perfect Love.