The Freedom to Love Our Enemies

Love your enemies, American Army treats sick Iraqis
90% of wounded American soldiers survive because of advances in medicine and protective gear.

New technologies were created specifically for war injuries, but they benefit everyone--something good coming out of the war.

But that's not the only good...An Army nurse, who was stationed in Iraq, told me he frequently saw American medical teams treat injured Iraqi soldiers. What do you think of this...healing enemies who minutes earlier had tried to kill Americans?

I think it's an amazing use of freedom.

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you…Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”  Luke 6:27-36

When we apply this principle to our lives and personal enemies, it transforms us and makes us truly free!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011 
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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I needed to hear this message (again) today. Possibly one of the most difficult things to do....pray FOR those who are mistreating you.

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  2. I agree, Beth, despite the powerful benefits and blessings of loving our enemies, this is one of the most difficult things for us to do! I'm also struggling with this issue myself...in fact, I often write about things that are pertinent to the way God is dealing with me. Thanks for your comments. Gail

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  3. Thank you, Gail...your Bible Love Notes never fail to meet me at a point of need or growth. I look forward to each one--even the "ouch!" ones :)

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