What You Should Do With Your Enemies

by Sanctified Brother

(Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Synopsis)

Bust ‘em up. Blow the whistle on the cheater. Pull the sister’s weave out. Expose the brother as a homie-sexual. Make them pay, right? We’ve been taught throughout antiquity to extract vengeance on a perpetrator to send a lasting, punctuated message to anyone so that everyone knows that the line drawn in the sand around us should never be crossed. Ever.

Wait, what would Jesus do? He’d kill them…with kindness. Jesus was a revolutionary brother who knew how to put things in a different perspective so you’d see correctly. The life of Jesus showed that you can’t have an enemy, especially when you consider that He took the critical beatdown to end all critical beatdowns on our behalf, long before we could offend people on Facebook, “leak” nude photos of an ex, or use web cams to out brothers who prefer poles over holes.

See, it’s not her, him, or them that’s your enemy. It’s the original ol’ dirty bastard—Satan. He’s your enemy (don’t think the offending miscreant in the next cubicle is totally guilt free, though). OK, you called me out. You want proof? Here’s your proof:

Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Jesus wants you to love your enemies. Oxymoronic much? It works, though. You just have to try it. The folks you love have no choice but to reciprocate, at best, and start a relational reconstruction with you, at least. They won’t be able to remain your “enemy.” Man up, brother. Take a step toward Christian maturity and kill your enemy with love.

Read this: Matthew 5:43-48