Love Your Enemies – 2/29/12

Mark 5:44
44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you

wow
and how is this even possible?
and what does it look like
in a culture 
that views such love
as useless
as weak
and stresses 
what?
being strong
even when wrong
at being able to assert your way
even when you don’t have much of a way
or even much to say

love my enemies
(dare I name them, even to myself?)

bless those who curse you
do good to those who hate you
(I’m trying, even when they won’t, or can’t, see it)

and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you
(ah, so there is more yet to come)

this road
is not
easy

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About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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