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Love your enemies.
Barredo, Cerezo. 15 ordinario Cycle C7. Undated. Source: Cerezo Barredo

Luke 6:27-36

"But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.  If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.  Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again.  Do to others as you would have them do to you.

"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.  If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.  If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.a Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.  Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

a Other ancient authorities read despairing of no one

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyrighted 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, and are used by permission. All rights reserved.

Jesus Teaches about Enemies

Steve Gritten.
Steve Gritten

From Steve Gritten: I'm an elder at First Presbyterian Church, Champaign, Illinois. I've been a camper since I was in the fourth grade, and I consider camp life and learning as what brought me to believe fully in God during a senior-high camp many years ago. I've been involved with Camp Carew for the past 14 years and have used my experience as a civil engineer to design and construct many of the newer buildings at camp such as Ryman and McNabb. I currently serve on the Camp Board as the Finance Chairperson.

Jesus Teaches about Enemies

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