VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Praying for Our Enemies

In this week’s video, Father Jonathan Morris reflects on Jesus’s commandment to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. He describes this mandate as “very hard to swallow,” and realizes that we can all probably come up with an abundance of reasons not to forgive the people with whom we’ve had conflicts.

Despite those objections, Father Morris suggests putting those reasons aside and viewing these people through “a mind and a heart of mercy.” Here are his practical suggestions on how we can better practice this challenging commandment in our lives.

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About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.


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