February 4, 2021
But 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… Matthew 5:44
The word love is used in many ways. The love that we should strive to manifest in prayer reflects “real love.” Real love is not a measure of emotion, but something much greater. Being able to channel the extraordinary power of love brings freedom from hate and from a host of other ills. Love can even bring freedom from war, disease, and our own basic selves. Rather than thinking of it as a state of mind, think of it as a state of whole being.
When the Bible says, “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” it doesn’t mean that we necessarily have to tolerate or embrace these actions, but rather turn our intentions to desiring the highest good for those who would do such things. Ultimately, we need to pray for their enlightenment that they will be inspired to be better people of God.