We love our enemies when we have no enemies. We have no enemies when judgment stops and the blame game ends, when we extricate ourselves from the habit of making other people wrong.
This instruction rewards close study: “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.”
Men who glibly concede they’re “control freaks” typically have great difficulty controlling themselves.
If acceptance isn’t one hundred percent, hasn’t been scoured of resistance, it’s non-acceptance.
In order for ego to function vigorously, conflict is necessary. This, of course, requires enemies. (Super-inflated egos curate actual lists of enemies.) When Jesus said, “Forgive your enemies,” he meant, Have no enemies.