praying for your enemies…

... Once when a priest told me to pray for my enemies I retorted, "But Father, I do pray for them. I pray for the Lord to smite them". He didn't laugh. Not even a chuckle.Yes, what was meant as a joke did leave me feeling bad. For a minute. It left me to wonder a great deal longer. I know we are commanded to love our enemies and pray for them but what exactly does praying for an enemy really mean?And it is such a stretch of the imagination and against Christian love to pray for our … [Read more...]