“We must love our enemies in all the manifestations wherein and whereby we love our friends; must even try not to expose their faults, but to do them good whenever opportunity occurs.”
It takes an understanding of divine Love to effectively practice this statement of truth.
Its expression requires a combination of being wiser than serpents, not casting your pearls before swine, forgiving seventy times seven, going the second mile, and never extracting an eye for an eye. It is the ultimate in demonstrating the power and influence of divine Love.
Jesus did it.
His final statement of how to do it was on the cross in the words he extended to his persecutors, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). Jesus parted that crucifying experience with love in his heart toward one and all. And that love has continued to convert billions of hearts from hardness to love centuries later.
It works today.
Just love. It’s the healing way.