Praying for your enemy is the ultimate weapon,

Because it is a weapon that only heals.

What enemy can exist if one prays for the other?

If one loves their enemy, they cease to be an enemy

At least in the eye of the lover.

They may hate. Persecute. Despise. Hurt. Kill.

They may do what they will, but that is not up to us.

What is for us is to love, and to pray,

For in taking to God the lives of our enemies in prayer,

God sheds love on them

and in the fullness of time

Just maybe

Love will reign supreme.


“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44

About grantimusmax

Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He graduated from Texas State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in History. He watches way too many movies, reads too many books, listens to too much music, and plays too many video games to ever join the mundane reality people claim is the "Real World." He rejects your reality, and replaces it with a vision of what could be, a better one, shaped by his love for God.
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