February 2014 Synchroblog – Loving Our Enemies

6 Feb

love your enemiesIn February, many of our thoughts turn to love as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. We give flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and cards to those who mean the most to us.

But have you ever considered how you might show love to those who mean the least to you? That is, have you ever turned your thoughts to Jesus’ instructions about loving your enemies?

For the February Synchroblog, we would like to invite you to write a post about what it means to love your enemies.

You could write a story about how you did this in your own life, a devotional about how Jesus showed love to His enemies, or post an article about what Jesus meant when He instructed us to love our enemies (Matt 5:44). For the truly brave blogger, feel free to tackle the issue of how to reconcile Jesus’ statement in Matthew 5:44 with the actions of God in the Old Testament when He commanded His people to kill, annihilate, and destroy their enemies.

When it comes to Christian virtues, it is true what Paul wrote: the greatest of these is love. But Christians have not begun to learn to love until we can show love to our enemies. We look forward to reading your thoughts on this vital Christian practice.

To participate, please publish a post on this topic by Tuesday, February 18 and include a link to this post in the comments below. We will publish the list of contributors on Wednesday, February 19.

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26 Responses to “February 2014 Synchroblog – Loving Our Enemies”

    • Liz February 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

      Todi – please add a introduction to your post explaining that it is part of the February Synchroblog: Loving Your Enemies and link to this post and also add the list of links to the other contributions to the end of your post. We ask this of all contributors. Thank you.

  1. Carol Kuniholm February 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    I found this topic challenging. Thanks for suggesting it.
    Carol Kuniholm, Circles of Love http://wordshalfheard.blogspot.com/2014/02/circles-of-love.html

  2. K.W. Leslie February 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    I wrote on this last year, but I revised the heck out of the article and reposted it: “Love your enemies.”
    http://morechrist.blogspot.com/2013/02/love-your-enemies.html

  3. damannwrite February 17, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    Doreen A Mannion – Easy to Love

    http://religousrefuse.com/2014/02/17/easy-to-love/

  4. Loveday via Visionhub February 18, 2014 at 2:00 am #

    What is love? What exactly does it mean to love your enemies?, Who are your enemies?, Do you consider yourself as an enemy to someone else? find out more..

    http://visionhub.org/what-does-it-mean-to-love-our-enemies.html

  5. Liz February 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Here’s mine:

    Uncomfortable Love http://gracerules.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/uncomfortable-love/

  6. EmKay Anderson February 18, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Here is my contribution: http://www.myrealjourney.com/2014/02/on-loving-while-angry.html

  7. Todi Adu February 18, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    The month of February is filled with loving memories of people who found love, fell in love and lived in love. Most of these stories are mere words written in ink, while others are true nature of what Love can do. The only problem is that in most cases, once the month passes, like most New Year Resolutions, the love start fading away gradually

    Todi Adu writes on: Love is your weapon. Fight for Love.
    http://visionhub.org/love-is-your-weapon-fight-for-love.html

  8. donewithreligion February 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    Love Your Enemies….Really?

    http://donewithreligion.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/love-your-enemies-really/

  9. Jeremy Myers February 18, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    Jeremy Myers – How do you heap burning coals on the heads of your enemies?

    http://www.tillhecomes.org/heap-burning-coals-on-your-enemies/

  10. Edwin Pastor FedEx Aldrich February 19, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    Jeremy, Can you please add mine to the list, got it in a little late, sorry. This has been a very busy month.

    http://urbanpresence.blogspot.com/2014/02/loving-all-of-our-neighbors-february.html

  11. Caedmon Michael February 19, 2014 at 2:08 am #

    Caedmon Michael
    A Veteran and a Pacifist
    http://caedmonmichael.net/archives/a-veteran-and-a-pacifist/

  12. Loveday Anyim February 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    I will NEVER Love my Enemy!!
    http://visionhub.org/i-will-never-love-my-enemy.html

  13. Kirra Antrobus February 20, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    I know I’m too late. Here’s mine if anyone wants to read it anyway. And I’ll be subscribing so I can participate next time! http://www.kirraantrobus.com/2014/02/love-your-enemies.html#.UwawY_ldXNk

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