All You Need Is “Love Your Enemies”

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“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.” (Matthew 5:44-45)

I really enjoy reading each day the many bloggers I subscribe to. There are so many of us who really love the Lord and want to share it. We are all very different, all made in the image and likeness of God but each unique in God’s own way. Too often, I want to write and share God’s wisdom with you in profound ways because so many of you have shared much that helps me to grow as a Christian. But the truth is, I have become a very simple, sinful man who trusts in the Lord. I pray, I surrender to him and I am who I am.

I had a brief chat at dinner with my daughter. She had mentioned that there were certain groups that she is involved with that are asking their members to boycott certain companies because they are against things like abortion and Planned Parenthood. She mentioned that the groups are “liberal” in their thinking and believe what they are doing is right. We had no argument and there was not much discussion. My daughter knows where I stand. As today’s Gospel tells me, I pray each day for an end to abortion and the conversion of Planned Parenthood. Sin is my enemy so I will pray for all of my enemies in love and out of my love and obedience to God.

Am I a conservative or a liberal? No, I am a Catholic and believe in the teaching of the Catholic Church. Many of the bloggers I read are not Catholic and their wisdom and understanding of scripture is very helpful to me. I can tell you, in my opinion that the teachings of the Catholic Church are very misunderstood and if one were to study the “whys” of the teachings, one would come to a better understanding. I believe that we are all one body in Christ, we are all the bad, the good, the just and the unjust and by the grace of God, we still enjoy the sun and the rain. God bless you all.

Mike Burke; Saturday, February 20, 2016
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All You Need Is “Love Your Enemies”

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