Let’s love our enemies, and pray for those who persecute us

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January 21, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

Wendy DavisI just finished reading the latest post by one of my favorite bloggers, Matt Walsh, in which he talks about the lack of honesty of Wendy Davis and Planned Parenthood. I think it’s definitely worth a read, but there are a few things that we, as Christians, should keep in mind while reading it.

While I think it is important for people to be informed about the facts about people like Wendy Davis and organizations like Planned Parenthood, and what their rather reprehensible actions say about their respective characters, I think there is still a danger in villainizing them. Last Saturday, Archbishop Aquila spoke to a standing-room-only crowd at the Cathedral Basilica here in Denver, and a key point of his homily was the importance of continuing to love those who have fallen into the culture of death and the culture of lies. He said that Satan wants us to hate our enemies, but Jesus wants us to love them and pray for them.

While I salute Matt for bringing so many important facts to light that Wendy Davis, PP, and their supporters try to hide, I think he, and all of us, should remember that they are human beings who are not beyond redemption. His post began with a quote from one of the countless people who have turned from being very active supporters of the “right” to abortion and now are outspoken supporters of the right to life, Norma McCorvey, a wonderful lady who I met and spoke with 2 years ago and has now devoted her life to undoing the Supreme Court decision that bears her name. We should keep in mind that she is one of many that have already had a change of heart, and that we will win over many more hearts by continuing to offer love and forgiveness to those who have committed such frighting crimes.

Instead of hating them for their unsavory choices, lets keep them in our prayers, ok? You never know who will be the next person to come to Truth.

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