Loving Our Enemies: The Cure for Bigotry.

In Mormon scripture is found the story of a group of four brothers and their friends who decide (after a shocking conversion experience by which they are born again in Christ) to go preach the word among the “idolatrous” and “wicked” Lamanites.

When they make this desire known among their own people, the Nephites, their decision is met with derision and scorn as depicted in the following words:

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The Fearless Path

“Turn the other cheek.”  How many times do we hear the phrase?  So often, I would say, that it has lost its meaning.  But what does it really mean?  And more importantly—was He serious? 

 

“Love thy neighbor.”  OK, that’s not easy, but not impossible, either.  But was Jesus serious when He said, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you”?  Was He being idealistic or did He just not understand “the real world”?  Continue reading “The Fearless Path”