Doing Good Toward Enemies

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From Amy-Jill Levine’s Stories by Jesus [the concluding paragraph of her chapter on the Good Samaritan]: “Can we finally agree that it is better to acknowledge the humanity and the potential to do good in the enemy, rather than to choose death? Will we be able to care for our enemies, who are also our neighbors? Will we be able to bind up their wounds rather than blow up their cities? And can we imagine that they might do the same for us? Can we put into practice that inauguration promise of not leaving the wounded traveler on the road? The biblical text—and concern for humanity’s future—tell us we must.”

Roger

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