It's hard to love my enemies. They're always so mean and hateful.
But then, Jesus did point out, "If you love only those who love you, what good is that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else?"
And so, maybe I should work on that whole "Love your enemies" thing some more.
Love your neighbor as yourself.
Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Love your enemies...do good to those who hate you.
God has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
God has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and...to release the oppressed.
Put away your sword! For those that live by the sword, die by the sword.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Seek peace, and pursue it.
For three transgressions of Israel and for four,
I will not revoke the punishment;
because they sell the righteous for silver,
and the needy for a pair of sandals -
They who trample the head of the poor into the
dust of earth, and push the afflicted out of the way.
And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
He will be called...Prince of Peace.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.