7th SUN ORD – “Love your enemies???”

enemies  What do I get out of hating my enemies?  Of obsessing about them and getting exercised about them?  I believe I get – 

  • A focus for obstreperous energies & feelings
  • Relief from personal fears and corporate anxiety
  • Distraction from my smallness and impotency to change big things
  • Blame some one(s) else for what’s actually bothering me

What do you get out of hating your enemies?

What do I do when an enemy absorbs my attention?

  • I inflate my smallness so I feel powerful instead of impotent & strong instead of weak
  • I avoid the fundamental vulnerability that is my birthright as a creature of God
  • I scapegoat another or others and feel invincible in my ideologically compatible group
  • I make another/others pay for personal and corporate hatred of creaturely frailty.
  • I reject repentance and conversion by seeing only their need to repent and convert

What do you get out of concentrating on your enemies?


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