In Matthew, the Lord’s Prayer is a prayer for enemies.
Enemies are real. They are also closer to us than we may care to imagine.
When you embrace criticism instead of avoiding it, you get lots of chances to love your enemy.
Essays by our readers reminded me of the call to forgive “70 times seven,” especially in relationships with people we can’t eject from our lives.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: "enemy."
Loving our enemies means arguing with each other about what matters most.
We are instructed to love our enemies—not necessarily to forgive them.
There are serious obstacles to making the spiritual adjustment required to presuppose love.