Only Love

My command to you is: love your enemies, pray for your persecutors. This will prove you are sons of your heavenly Father
Scripture

Matthew 5:44-45
Leviticus 19:1-2,17-18; Psalm 103:1-4,8,10,12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48

In the famous novel, “The Diary of a Country Priest,” -1 there is a moving scene in which the priest encounters a woman who is completely turned in on herself. She has been abandoned by her daughter and betrayed by her husband. Death has claimed her young son. And her heart has hardened. Beseeching her to unlock her hardened heart, the priest says, “Hell is not to love anymore.”

A well-known psychologist asserts that the business of loving another human being is the most challenging of all human enterprises because of the demands it makes on us. Because of these demands, many of us never have loved another person deeply. Or perhaps we have loved one or two deeply…

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