The Transformative Power of Loving Your Enemy

The political tribalism of the modern era has created gridlock, dysfunction, and righteous anger. From all kinds of perspectives, many of us are experiencing the growing feeling that we may be headed down a dark path to a very bleak future and we know exactly what group of people is to blame. The fervor and fury of public discourse in America is born out of a fear of not doing enough, expressing enough, or standing strongly enough against evil to stop this catastrophe. This week we will explore one of religion’s most difficult prescriptions: to feel and express love for those who wish you harm. There is only one problem: why on Earth would we want to do that?

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