But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.
Jesus’ admonition to “Love your enemies,” is not a directive to love the evil in another person, but to love them with such a pure love, that the divine Love you express toward them, dissolves and disarms the evil.
Jesus never approved of evil. He healed it. He loved it out of others with his clear understanding of the omnipotence and omnipresence of Love that existed under God’s reign.
The “real enemy” is never a person, but the evil motives behind the person’s evil acts. Lust for power, greed, selfishness, hatred, envy, jealousy, are the enemies that need to be eliminated. Tanks, missiles, and bullets will never reach these enemies. Truth and Love are their destroyers!
For world peace, each of us have a role to play. It’s incumbent upon all sincere seekers of peace that humanity’s consciousness be filled with the love of God that wipes out lust for power, position, and territory. The love of God can reach into places of the human consciousness with grand results that human effort may never achieve.