Download e-book for kindle: Loving Our Enemies: Reflections on the Hardest Commandment by Jim Forest

By Jim Forest

ISBN-10: 162698090X

ISBN-13: 9781626980907

A famous peacemaker displays at the such a lot tough of the "hard sayings" of Jesus.
Not every thing Jesus taught has to be considered as a commandment. Counsels on voluntary poverty or celibacy, for example, were obvious as an alternative for a small minority of Christ's fans. an analogous can't be stated concerning the love of enemies. this can be simple Christianity--the message Jesus taught via direct guide, via parables, and via the instance of his personal existence. And but, as Jim woodland notes, it's definitely the toughest commandment of all, on that runs counter to our usual inclination and make contact with for prayer, discernment, and relentless practice.
Drawing on scripture, the lives of the saints, sleek heritage, and private tales, wooded area deals "nine disciplines of lively love," together with "praying for enemies," "turning the opposite cheek," "forgiveness," and "recognizing Jesus in others," that make the affection of enemies, if no longer a better activity, then a target worthy striving towards in our day-by-day lives.

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