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Love Your Enemy

When You Don't Know What to Do

Carl Medearis | Posted 12.11.2016 | Religion
Carl Medearis

It was the evening of November 12th. Sitting with my dear friend Samir at his home in Saudi Arabia, I got a text from our daughter Anna who lives in B...

What I've Learned From the Men Who Harass Me on the Sidewalk

Trudy Smith | Posted 07.21.2016 | Women
Trudy Smith

Working towards justice and speaking the truth are things that I am still learning to do in love instead of anger. It's easier when I remember that my enemies are not other human beings, but destructive behaviors and the belief systems that drive them. Behaviors, beliefs, and people can change.

The Case For Loving Your Enemies

Charlotte Lieberman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Lieberman

Here are five basic tips to help us all recognize the power of compassionate communication -- with our colleagues, clients and ourselves (and well, everybody else).

Gaza: The Disaster Of Not Talking With Your Enemies

Morgan Guyton | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

What was Jesus really telling us to do when he says to love our enemies? Does that merely mean that we pray that our enemies would come to agree that we're right and they're wrong so that we can treat them like human beings after they've changed?

Love Your Enemy

John J. Smid | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John J. Smid

In June 2005 I encountered a group of people protesting the ministry that I led, called Love in Action. The protesters upset my entire world. They shattered the foundation of my life. This group was led by a man whom I referred to at the time as my "enemy." His name was Morgan Fox.

Is it Really Possible to Love Our Enemy?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Sure, it sounds like a good idea to "love your enemy." But, when the rubber meets the road, what does this mean? Sometimes doing a decent job loving anyone is quite the task.

On 9/11 Anniversary, Stop The Emotional Violence

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

How much longer will we walk around with anger and resentment in our hearts, feeling wronged and victimized? Forgiveness is an act of personal liberation. Not doing it keeps us stuck in the past.

How To Love Your Enemies

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

How are we supposed to love our enemies sincerely? Are we really supposed to pray for people who hate us? It seems almost masochistic -- a surefire recipe for psychological disaster.

Can The Question That Troubles Our Faith Really Be Answered?

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The problem for people of Christian faith is that there really aren't very many good answers to the question of "why" in the Bible.

The Christian Social Mission Of Loving Your Heckler

Mark Osler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

Jesus taught us to love our enemies, and certainly that means we should love those who merely oppose us on political issues.

Osama Bin Laden Is My Enemy and My Neighbor

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This is Jesus' challenge: Love those who actively seek to kill you or those you love. Even they are your neighbor. This is radical, neighbor love in action. Go, and do likewise.