“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven".
This is for most people and myself included nearly imposable. However I can and it does happen that it can be very rewarding on the human level. That sign in the picture like I stated was given to me by my next door neighbour. I hated him for a few years and the reasons were not of mine concern, but rather my grandfather's.
They had a property dispute and it became extremely ugly for both men. People were drawn in and so forth. I admit I wished for this man great harm and so on but of course I was not going to get my hands dirty.
Years later after my Grandfather died and the neighbours wife died within a month of each other. I decided that the fight was long dead and stupid. Huge amount of money had been spent and the cold war was still on. A neat thing happened the day I moved into my Grandparents home. I seen that evil neighbour in his back yard, he gave me a look and I gave him a glare. Then I said to the Lord, Why can I not grow up. Funny thing was as soon as I said that, I went to the fence and said hello. It shocked me.
Very long story shortened way down. My neigbour and I have been the best of friends from that day forth. I discouvered that my enemy was not just a good person, but a godly man. Better he was kind and is trusting.
If it was not for a little 5 second prayer, I believe the war would still be on. with no winners. The Lord sure knows how to do things right!!!!!