Popular and unpopular thoughts about enemies

Here’s the popular belief about enemies among Christians — that we are supposed to love them.

Here’s the unpopular belief about enemies among Christians — That Jesus actually meant it. No really. We’re not just supposed to believe it, but actually do it.

There’s a difference between what we claim we believe and what we actually do. I’m not sure why that is though. It makes no sense to me. And all it really does is point to a deeper reality — we aren’t really interested in actually loving our enemies. We are only interested in…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.