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Loving my Enemies

paradoxisland
Thu, 01 Mar 2018 13:52:50 GMT

Sara Beth's reflection regarding loving my enemies startled me into thinking about how I dismiss or internally denigrate those "others" who do not measure up to my standard of appropriate behavior, beliefs or values. It is so much easier to condemn folks than to find a way to love them. Henceforth, my personal challenge will be to ask myself to give to "others" the same respect that I so often wish that I could receive when I am the designated "other" in the room. The Golden Rule survives as a theoretical way to live one's life: the reality of integrating the Rule into one's life is a different matter all together...